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Sri Lankan lawmaker ends 'death fast' over UN probe

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Sri Lankan Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa lies on a hunger strike outside the U.N. office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, July 10, 2010.
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Sri Lankan Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa talks with his daughter outside the U.N. office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, July 10, 2010.
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Supporters and medical staff attend to Sri Lankan Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa as he lies on a hunger strike outside the U.N. office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, July 10, 2010.
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Sri Lankan Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa lies on a hunger strike outside the U.N. office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, July 10, 2010.
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Sri Lankan Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa lies on a hunger strike outside the U.N. office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, July 10, 2010.
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Supporters and medical staff attend to Sri Lankan Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa as he lies on a hunger strike outside the U.N. office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, July 10, 2010.
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa , along with others, lifts Sri Lankan Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa after ending his hunger strike outside the United Nations office in Colombo on Juy 10, 2010.
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa (L) gives coconut water to Construction Minister Wimal Weerawansa ending his hunger strike protest against the United Nations war crimes panel at the entrance of the U.N. headquarters in Colombo July 10, 2010.
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ( L), along with others, lifts Sri Lankan Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa after ending his hunger strike outside the United Nations office in Colombo on Juy 10, 2010.
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa (L) looks at Construction Minister Wimal Weerawansa before ending his hunger strike protest against the United Nations war crimes panel at the entrance of the U.N. headquarters in Colombo July 10, 2010.
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa (L) gives coconut water to Construction Minister Wimal Weerawansa ending his hunger strike protest against the United Nations war crimes panel at the entrance of the U.N. headquarters in Colombo July 10, 2010.
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Sri Lankan Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa talks with his daughter outside the U.N. office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, July 10, 2010.
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa (L) gives coconut water to Construction Minister Wimal Weerawansa ending his hunger strike protest against the United Nations war crimes panel at the entrance of the U.N. headquarters in Colombo July 10, 2010.
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Supporters and medical staff attend to Sri Lankan Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa as he lies on a hunger strike outside the U.N. office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, July 10, 2010.
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A Sri Lankan lawmaker ended a "death fast" Saturday outside the main UN compound in Colombo after failing to get the world body to disband a panel probing alleged war crimes in the country. Colombo, Sri Lanka. 10/07/2010

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