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China dissident Chen Guangcheng arrives in the US

Location: NEW YORK, New York, United States
May 19, 2012

Chen Guangcheng, (2-L), blind Chinese human rights activist makes a brief statement as he arrives at a New York University housing, in New York, USA, 19 May 2012. Chen left China for the United States with his wife Yuan Weijing, their two children, his son Chen Kerui and daughter Chen Kesi. Blind activist Chen Guangcheng of China and his family arrived at the Newark, New Jersey, international airport after anxious weeks about his fate if he stayed in his home country. The United-Continental Airlines aircraft left China early 19 May for the United States after Chinese officials surprised Chen’s supporters with permission to leave his homeland.

Credit: EPA

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