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Chinese petitioners hold up papers to attract attentions for their cases outside the hospital where blind activist Chen Guangcheng is staying for treatment in Beijing Monday, May 7, 2012. The Chinese activist who triggered a diplomatic dispute between China and the United States said Monday he was confident that Beijing would hold up its end of a tentative deal to let him study overseas. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)