WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on Feb. 5. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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Julian Assange Says Lengthy Embassy Stay Has Sharpened His Perspective On The World

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Journalists work outside the Ecuadorian Embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up since 2012. A U.N. panel says he deserves compensation for being arbitrarily detained. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reads a statement from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in central London in 2012. Assange took refuge at the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faces allegations of sex crimes, which he denies. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, seen here in a teleconference last month, has been under a constant police guard outside Ecuador's London embassy since June of 2012. Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Julian Assange (left) is happy with a new offer from Sweden, his lawyers say. He's seen here with American linguist and writer Noam Chomsky on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder sought refuge to avoid extradition. Yui Mok/PA Photos /Landov hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attends an August news conference at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. On Thursday, a Swedish appeals court upheld a 2010 detention order against Assange on accusations of sexual assault. John Stillwell/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (right) said he'll leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, at a news conference with Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino. Assange has been holed up at the embassy for two years. John Stillwell/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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WikiLeaks' Assange Says He'll Leave Embassy In London

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U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, Md., on Tuesday. Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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