Ai Weiwei Travels to Germany

In This Photo: Ai Weiwei, Ai Lao, Lu Qing
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei leaves Munich Airport with is his wife Lu Qing and his son Ai Lao, aged 6, on July 30, 2015 in Munich, Germany. This is his first trip abroad since Chinese authorities put him under house arrest in 2011 and confiscated his passport without charging him with any crime. They recently returned his passport, enabling Ai Weiwei to travel to see his son, who lives in Berlin. His 6-month UK visa application, however, has been rejected because the artist failed to mention any convictions, although he has been granted a 20-day visa to attend the opening of his show in London in September.
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