Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei speaks to a journalist at his studio, before he head to the Beijing No. 2 People's Intermediate Court for his appeal in Beijing Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. Chinese authorities on Thursday rejected Ai's second and final appeal of a $2.4 million tax fine, a ruling he said sprang from a "barbaric and backward legal system." (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei speaks to a journalist at his studio, before he head to the Beijing No. 2 People's Intermediate Court for his appeal in Beijing Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. Chinese authorities on Thursday rejected Ai's second and final appeal of a $2.4 million tax fine, a ruling he said sprang from a "barbaric and backward legal system." (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei speaks to a journalist at his studio, before he head to the Beijing No. 2 People's Intermediate Court for his appeal in Beijing Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. Chinese authorities on Thursday rejected Ai's second and final appeal of a $2.4 million tax fine, a ruling he said sprang from a "barbaric and backward legal system." (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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