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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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Former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, found guilty of espionage and theft Tuesday, could face a lengthy prison sentence. A penalty hearing for Manning begins today. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Metropolitan Police Officers outside the main door of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is inside. Will Oliver/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cut Diplomatic Ties? Hide Him In A Crate? How Might Assange Standoff End?

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A British police officer stood outside the Ecuadorian consulate in London earlier today, as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remained inside. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': Philip Reeves reports

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