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The Silent Strength of Liu Xia

Twenty-six photos by Liu Xia, the wife of jailed human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, have been compiled into an exhibition called "The Silent Strength of Liu Xia," which is on display at New York's Columbia University.

A doll appears to scream as it hangs off the edge of a ledge.
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A doll appears to scream as it hangs off the edge of a ledge.

A doll is trapped beneath a stone inscribed with Chinese characters.
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A doll is trapped beneath a stone inscribed with Chinese characters.

A hunched-over figure is shrouded beneath a blanket.
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A hunched-over figure is shrouded beneath a blanket.

A doll perched atop a pile of wood frowns.
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A doll perched atop a pile of wood frowns.

A doll appears to scream as it is hit by another doll.
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A doll appears to scream as it is hit by another doll.

A doll sits on a bookshelf and appears to scream.
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A doll sits on a bookshelf and appears to scream.

Liu Xiabo poses with a "screaming doll" on his shoulder.
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Liu Xiabo poses with a "screaming doll" on his shoulder.

Three faceless dolls are shrouded in robes.
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Three faceless dolls are shrouded in robes.

A doll appears to scream in horror at four other dolls lying facedown on the floor.
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A doll appears to scream in horror at four other dolls lying facedown on the floor.

Four dolls are wrapped in plastic bags.
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Four dolls are wrapped in plastic bags.

A doll stands surrounded by walls of books.
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A doll stands surrounded by walls of books.

A bound doll sits in front of a book.
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A bound doll sits in front of a book.

A doll wedged into a glass jar frowns.
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A doll wedged into a glass jar frowns.

A doll appears to look up dreamily at a pair of hands reaching for it.
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A doll appears to look up dreamily at a pair of hands reaching for it.

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