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Members of the media mark out where their cameras should go in order to get the best view of the Wikileaks founder, who emerged just after 2 p.m. BST (9 a.m. ET) in central London.
One foreign journalist clashed with police in order to get closer to the embassy. The confrontation was short-lived, and no arrests were made.
Head of Assange's legal team Baltazar Garzon speaks to the media ahead of Julian Assange's statement an hour later.