WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange waves to supporters as he prepares to make a statement to the media and supporters at a balcony of the  Ecuadorian Embassy in central London, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Assange marked six months since he took refuge at the embassy on June 20 to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faces allegations of sex crimes, which he denies. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for more than a year. Assange says he will not leave his sanctuary, even if Sweden stops pursuing sexual assault claims against him because he fears he will be deported to the U.S. over the publication of hundreds of thousands of military and diplomatic documents on his website.

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