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Ai Weiwei regains passport; social media and art world supporters cheer

Ai Weiwei regains passport; social media and art world supporters cheer

The photo caption on Instagram was benign enough -- but it sparked an outpouring of support. “Today, I picked up my passport,” Chinese activist and artist Ai Weiwei wrote beneath a selfie holding up his red passport. It’s been more than four years since the Chinese government seized Ai’s passport, making it impossible for the globally recognized figure to travel outside the country. By noon on Wednesday, the Instagram post had generated more than 7,000 likes, 800-plus comments in multiple languages and empowering emoticons of all stripes. “I was [poignantly] reminded that you have been unable to visit your own installations around the world when I...

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