North Korean military officers bow at an image of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during a national meeting of top party and military officials on the eve of Kim’s first death anniversary in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Large characters on vertical banner at left read “Hurrah to the Workers’ Party of Korea”
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November 7, 2011. In Beijing, a man waits to contribute money to dissident artist Ai Weiwei. Thousands of people have sent more than 5.3 million yuan ($840,000) to Ai to help him pay a tax bill some have called government harassment. The Beijing tax bureau is demanding that he pay 15 million yuan ($2.4 million) in back taxes and fines.
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