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              Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, second from left, gestures after giving a news conference where he announced that Ecuador would grant asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assa

    Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, second from left, gestures after giving a news conference where he announced that Ecuador would grant asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assa

    Posted: 8/16/2012 10:18:19 AM EST
    Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, second from left, gestures after giving a news conference where he announced that Ecuador would grant asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. The announcement comes two months after Assange took refuge in its London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning for alleged sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
  •  - A placard is held by a supporter of Julian Assange outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    A placard is held by a supporter of Julian Assange outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:55:48 AM EST
    A placard is held by a supporter of Julian Assange outside the Ecuador embassy in west London, August 16, 2012. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
  •  - Police deter a supporter of Julian Assange from the front of the Ecuador embassy in west London

    Police deter a supporter of Julian Assange from the front of the Ecuador embassy in west London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:55:48 AM EST
    Police deter a supporter of Julian Assange from the front of the Ecuador embassy in west London, August 16, 2012. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Police officers gather outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    Police officers gather outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:55:48 AM EST
    Police officers gather outside the Ecuador embassy in west London, August 16, 2012. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - A placard is held by a supporter of Julian Assange outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    A placard is held by a supporter of Julian Assange outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:55:48 AM EST
    A placard is held by a supporter of Julian Assange outside the Ecuador embassy in west London, August 16, 2012. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:55:48 AM EST
    A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Ecuador embassy in west London, August 16, 2012. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
  •  - A placard is held by a supporter of Julian Assange outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    A placard is held by a supporter of Julian Assange outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:55:48 AM EST
    A placard is held by a supporter of Julian Assange outside the Ecuador embassy in west London, August 16, 2012. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
  •  - Police deter a supporter of Julian Assange from the front of the Ecuador embassy in west London

    Police deter a supporter of Julian Assange from the front of the Ecuador embassy in west London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:55:48 AM EST
    Police deter a supporter of Julian Assange from the front of the Ecuador embassy in west London, August 16, 2012. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - Police officers gather outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    Police officers gather outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:55:48 AM EST
    Police officers gather outside the Ecuador embassy in west London, August 16, 2012. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - A placard is held by a supporter of Julian Assange outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    A placard is held by a supporter of Julian Assange outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:55:48 AM EST
    A placard is held by a supporter of Julian Assange outside the Ecuador embassy in west London, August 16, 2012. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:55:48 AM EST
    A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Ecuador embassy in west London, August 16, 2012. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
  •  - A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Equador embassy in west London

    A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Equador embassy in west London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:36:50 AM EST
    A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Equador embassy in west London, August 16, 2012. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
  •  - A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Equador embassy in west London

    A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Equador embassy in west London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:36:50 AM EST
    A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Equador embassy in west London, August 16, 2012. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
  •  - File photo of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaking to the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London

    File photo of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaking to the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:04:11 AM EST
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London in this December 5, 2011 file photo. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on August 16, 2012 a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest Assange. REUTERS/Suzanne
  •  - File photo of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaking to the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London

    File photo of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaking to the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:04:11 AM EST
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London in this December 5, 2011 file photo. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on August 16, 2012 a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest Assange. REUTERS/Suzanne
  •  - Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London

    Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 5:43:58 AM EST
    Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London August 15, 2012. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has no way to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London without getting arrested regardless of whether Ecuador grants him asylum or not, lawyers say. The Australian has been taking refuge at the embassy for eight weeks, since losing a legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden where he is wanted to stand trial for rape. REUTERS/Neil Hall
  •  - Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London

    Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 5:43:58 AM EST
    Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London August 15, 2012. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has no way to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London without getting arrested regardless of whether Ecuador grants him asylum or not, lawyers say. The Australian has been taking refuge at the embassy for eight weeks, since losing a legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden where he is wanted to stand trial for rape. REUTERS/Neil Hall
  •  - Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London

    Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 5:41:33 AM EST
    Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London August 15, 2012. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has no way to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London without getting arrested regardless of whether Ecuador grants him asylum or not, lawyers say. The Australian has been taking refuge at the embassy for eight weeks, since losing a legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden where he is wanted to stand trial for rape. REUTERS/Neil Hall
  •  - Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London

    Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 5:41:33 AM EST
    Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London August 15, 2012. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has no way to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London without getting arrested regardless of whether Ecuador grants him asylum or not, lawyers say. The Australian has been taking refuge at the embassy for eight weeks, since losing a legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden where he is wanted to stand trial for rape. REUTERS/Neil Hall
  •  - Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London

    Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London

    Posted: 8/16/2012 5:35:49 AM EST
    Police officers stand on the steps of Ecuador's embassy as an Ecuadorean diplomatic car is seen parked outside in London August 15, 2012. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has no way to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London without getting arrested regardless of whether Ecuador grants him asylum or not, lawyers say. The Australian has been taking refuge at the embassy for eight weeks, since losing a legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden where he is wanted to stand trial for rape. REUTERS/Neil Hall