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Newly-released Sri Lankan prisoners exit the Welikada prison during... News PhotoColombo,Horizontal,Independence Day - Holiday,Leaving,Politics,Prisoner,Sri LankaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPNewly-released Sri Lankan prisoners exit the Welikada prison during the country's 65th Independence Day in Colombo on February 4, 2013. Sri Lanka freed 1,270 convicts to mark the country's 65th anniversary of independence from Britain, prisons official said. Sri Lanka marked its freedom anniversary with a thinly veiled denunciation of Western moves to pass a new resolution against the island at the UN Human Rights Council. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S.KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)