Ai Weiwei Travels to Germany

In This Photo: Margarete Bause, Ai Weiwei
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is greeted by Parliamentary leader of the Bavarian Green Party Margarete Bause upon his arrival at Munich Airport 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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