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In pictures: Anna Hazare leaves Tihar jail to begin fast

August 19, 2011

August 18, 2011: Labourers prepare the venue for Indian social activist Anna Hazare's 15-day public fast at Ramlila ground in New Delhi. India's beleaguered government caved in to popular fury on Wednesday after thousands protested across the country. AFP???
August 18, 2011: Labourers prepare the venue for Indian social activist Anna Hazare's 15-day public fast at Ramlila ground in New Delhi. India's beleaguered government caved in to popular fury on Wednesday after thousands protested across the country.
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August 18, 2011: Supporters of Anna Hazare hold torches and an Indian national flag during a protest rally against corruption in Kolkata. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
August 18, 2011: Supporters of Anna Hazare hold torches and an Indian national flag during a protest rally against corruption in Kolkata. 
REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
August 18, 2011: Indian supporters of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare hold a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi as they protest against corruption in Ahmadabad, India. The Hindi slogan in center reads "Remember the sacrifice". Many have likened Anna Hazare t???
August 18, 2011: Indian supporters of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare hold a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi as they protest against corruption in Ahmadabad, India. The Hindi slogan in center reads 'Remember the sacrifice'. Many have likened Anna Hazare t???
August 19, 2011: In this frame grab from Indian television channel NDTV, Indian social activist Anna Hazare (C) addresses a crowd of supporters after he walked from Tihar Jail in New Delhi. AFP PHOTO/HO/NDTV
August 19, 2011: In this frame grab from Indian television channel NDTV, Indian social activist Anna Hazare (C) addresses a crowd of supporters after he walked from Tihar Jail in New Delhi.  
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August 17, 2011: Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev, center, waves to supporters of India's most prominent anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare as they gather in a show of support outside the Tihar prison complex where Hazare is holding his hunger strike in New???
August 17, 2011: Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev, center, waves to supporters of India's most prominent anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare as they gather in a show of support outside the Tihar prison complex where Hazare is holding his hunger strike in New???
Aug.17, 2011: Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, left, calls on Anna Hazare inside the Tihar prison complex where Hazare is holding his hunger strike in New Delhi, India. AP Photo
Aug.17, 2011: Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, left, calls on Anna Hazare inside the Tihar prison complex where Hazare is holding his hunger strike in New Delhi, India. 
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August 18, 2011: Supporters of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare rally in Ahmadnagar, India. AP Photo
August 18, 2011: Supporters of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare rally in Ahmadnagar, India. 
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August 19, 2011: Indian social activist Anna Hazare (C) waves the Indian national flag as he stands on the back of a vehicle outside Tihar Jail in New Delhi. Anna Hazare's popularity with the masses is mainly because he has channeled the tactics of freedo???
August 19, 2011: Indian social activist Anna Hazare (C) waves the Indian national flag as he stands on the back of a vehicle outside Tihar Jail in New Delhi. Anna Hazare's popularity with the masses is mainly because he has channeled the tactics of freedo???
August 18, 2011: Indian scholar and social activist Swami Agnivesh (L) addresses the media representatives outside the Tihar prisons before meeting Indian social activist Anna Hazare (unseen) inside the Tihar prison where Anna is on his hunger strike in N???
August 18, 2011: Indian scholar and social activist Swami Agnivesh (L) addresses the media representatives outside the Tihar prisons before meeting Indian social activist Anna Hazare (unseen) inside the Tihar prison where Anna is on his hunger strike in N???
August 18, 2011: Dabbawalas (box-carriers) arrange Tiffins (lunch boxes) on the roadside in Mumbai, India. The Dabbawalas have announced a one-day strike in support of Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement and will take out a rally in Mumbai on Friday,???
August 18, 2011: Dabbawalas (box-carriers) arrange Tiffins (lunch boxes) on the roadside in Mumbai, India. The Dabbawalas have announced a one-day strike in support of Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement and will take out a rally in Mumbai on Friday,???
August 18, 2011: Supporters of Anna Hazare carry placards in support of his anti corruption movement in Chennai, India. Hazare used a four-day fast to force the government to draft a legislation to create an anti-corruption watchdog in April 2011. He had???
August 18, 2011: Supporters of  Anna Hazare carry placards in support of his anti corruption movement in Chennai, India. Hazare used a four-day fast to force the government to draft a legislation to create an anti-corruption watchdog in April 2011. He had???
August 18, 2011: Supporters of Anna Hazare hold a candlelight vigil in Gauhati, India. The 74 year old activist struck a deal with police on Thursday to hold a 15-day public hunger strike, ending a standoff at a New Delhi prison in which he turned his bri???
August 18, 2011: Supporters of Anna Hazare hold a candlelight vigil in Gauhati, India. The 74 year old activist struck a deal with police on Thursday to hold a 15-day public hunger strike, ending a standoff at a New Delhi prison in which he turned his bri???
August 18, 2011: A supporter of Anna Hazare wearing a handcuff shouts anti-government slogans as he holds his portrait during a protest against corruption in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. Despite the Delhi Police's attempts to free him hours afte???
August 18, 2011: A supporter of Anna Hazare wearing a handcuff shouts anti-government slogans as he holds his portrait during a protest against corruption in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. Despite the Delhi Police's attempts to free him hours afte???
August 18, 2011: Supporters ofAnna Hazare wearing portraits of Hazare attend a protest against corruption next to the Indian national flag in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
August 18, 2011: Supporters ofAnna Hazare wearing portraits of Hazare attend a protest against corruption next to the Indian national flag in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura. 
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August 19, 2011: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, center, waves to the crowd after emerging from the gates of Tihar prison in New Delhi, India. Nearly 2,000 men, women and schoolchildren had gathered outside Tihar Jail on Friday morning to catch sigh???
August 19, 2011: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, center, waves to the crowd after emerging from the gates of Tihar prison in New Delhi, India. Nearly 2,000 men, women and schoolchildren had gathered outside Tihar Jail on Friday morning to catch sigh???
August 19 2011: Anna Hazare, left on the top of truck, waves to the crowd during a slow-moving procession to a protest venue in New Delhi, India. Thousands of supporters are moving along with Anna Hazare despite a downpour, in support of the activist's de???
August 19 2011: Anna Hazare, left on the top of truck, waves to the crowd during a slow-moving procession to a protest venue in New Delhi, India. Thousands of supporters are moving along with Anna Hazare despite a downpour, in support of the activist's de???