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"We demand that those responsible openly ask for forgiveness ... and bow their heads three times to the dead."
67 Chinese intellectuals, in an open letter to the Chinese government, demanding an apology for the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre

"I was always certain that if I ever found myself in the position that I am today, I would follow my inner voice. Today, the inner voice tells me I must humbly decline this post."
Sonia Gandhi, president of India's Congress Party, turning down the position of Prime Minister after her party was voted into...

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