In Pictures: Julian Assange through the years

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Metropolitan Police officers have arrested Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London after the country’s government withdrew his asylum.

The WikiLeaks founder spent almost seven years at the embassy after seeking refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden.

The 47-year-old had refused to leave the embassy, claiming he would be extradited to the US for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks.

Media outside the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday
Media outside the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday
Julian Assange extradition
Julian Assange extradition
Assange gives a seminar at the Swedish Trade Union Confederation in August 2010
Assange gives a seminar at the Swedish Trade Union Confederation in August 2010
Julian Assange extradition
Julian Assange extradition
Assange at a press conference at the home of Frontline Club founding member Vaughan Smith, at Bungay, England, in December 2010
Assange at a press conference at the home of Frontline Club founding member Vaughan Smith, at Bungay, England, in December 2010
Julian Assange extradition
Julian Assange extradition
Julian Assange extradition
Julian Assange extradition
Assange with his ankle security tag at a house  near Bungay
Assange with his ankle security tag at a house near Bungay
Julian Assange arrested
Julian Assange arrested
A demonstrator outside the Ecuadorian embassy
A demonstrator outside the Ecuadorian embassy