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A Sri Lankan police officer walks at the deserted High Court as Sri... News PhotoAbsence,Colombo,Courtroom,Horizontal,Lawyer,Police Force,Politics,Sri Lanka,Walking,WorkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA Sri Lankan police officer walks at the deserted High Court as Sri Lankan lawyers stage a work stay away in the capital Colombo on January 10, 2013. Sri Lanka's lawyers staged a strike Thursday to protest the impeachment of the country's top judge which has raised concern about judicial independence on the previously war-ravaged Indian Ocean island. Work in court houses came to a stand still as some 11,000 lawyers of the influential Bar Association stayed away and protested in the centre of the capital Colombo after being prevented from marching to parliament. AFP POHOTO/ Ishara S.KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)