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(FILES) This combo photograph shows Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (L) waving as he walks towards the court room in Kuala Lumpur on May 31, 2010 and Anwar Ibrahim's accuser, Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan waving from a car near the main entrance of Desa Damansara Condominium, in Kuala Lumpur on February 4, 2010. Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who faces a return to prison on controversial sodomy charges, is asking the United States to temper its enthusiasm for building ties with his country. On a visit to Washington, Anwar welcomed the attention paid to Malaysia by President Barack Obama but said the administration needed to be careful not to be "condoning the excesses" of Prime Minister Najib Razak's government. "Just because we have a prime minister coming here and agreeing with whatever Obama wants him to do or to say does not erase or protect him from the crimes committed at home," Anwar told AFP, June 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN / STR / FILES (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP FILES / AFP)

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