Ai Weiwei, left, talks with his lawyer Pu Zhiqiang at his house's courtyard in Beijing Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Chinese police on Wednesday barred Ai from attending the first hearing of a lawsuit ... more 
Ai Weiwei, left, talks with his lawyer Pu Zhiqiang at his house's courtyard in Beijing Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Chinese police on Wednesday barred Ai from attending the first hearing of a lawsuit brought by his company against Beijing tax authorities and blocked reporters from filming at the courthouse, part of an intimidation campaign aimed at silencing the prominent artist and outspoken government critic. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Andy Wong
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 5:08 AM EDT