China returns passport to artist Ai WeiWei after 4-year travel ban

Four years after authorities first took away his passport, Chinese dissident artist Ai WeiWei finally is able to travel abroad again.

Ai posted on Instagram with the simple message: "Today, I got my passport."

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今天,我拿到了护照。

A photo posted by Ai Weiwei (@aiww) on Jul 21, 2015 at 11:51pm PDT

Ai, who is one of China's best-known dissident artists, was taken into police custody in 2011 and...

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