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BEIJING - JANUARY 13, 2009: Li Qin, a college junior, lays a rose on a sign at the entrance to Google's China headquarters in Beijing's university district. Google announced it may be forced to pull out of China after it suffered a series of "sophisticated attacks" apparently aimed at email accounts belonging to Chinese human rights activists, from hackers based inside China. The company has said it will cease censoring search results on its Chinese site, which it had previously done in order to ensure access to the Chinese market. The news has met with a mixture of shock and sadness inside China, where Google is the number two search engine behind Chinese-owned Baidu.com.

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Taken on January 13, 2010