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AP PHOTOS: Manning’s trial depictions complex

(AP) – Activists raise cutouts of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s smiling portrait during a demonstration in Washington. The soldier, barely 5 feet tall, appears even more diminutive exiting a courthouse with heavy security presence around him. Manning poses wearing a wig and lipstick in a photo he emailed his military therapist along with descriptions of his issues with gender identity.

A military judge has sentenced Manning to 35 years in prison for giving a trove of military and diplomatic secrets to the website WikiLeaks. Prosecutors have called him an anarchist computer hacker and attention-seeking traitor, while supporters have hailed him as a whistleblower who suffered extreme inner turmoil over his gender identity.

Here’s a gallery of images depicting Manning throughout his court-martial.


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