Dissident artist Ai Weiwei speaks to journalists after a verdict was announced in his lawsuit against the Beijing tax authorities in Beijing, China, Friday, July 20, 2012. A Beijing court on Friday rejected an appeal by artist and government critic Ai against a more than $2 million fine for tax evasion, which he says is part of an intimidation campaign to stop him from criticizing the government. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Dissident artist Ai Weiwei speaks to journalists after a verdict was announced in his lawsuit against the Beijing tax authorities in Beijing, China, Friday, July 20, 2012. A Beijing court on Friday rejected an appeal by artist and government critic Ai against a more than $2 million fine for tax evasion, which he says is part of an intimidation campaign to stop him from criticizing the government. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Dissident artist Ai Weiwei speaks to journalists after a verdict was announced in his lawsuit against the Beijing tax authorities in Beijing, China, Friday, July 20, 2012. A Beijing court on Friday rejected an appeal by artist and government critic Ai against a more than $2 million fine for tax evasion, which he says is part of an intimidation campaign to stop him from criticizing the government. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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