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Sex assault charges against Strauss-Kahn dropped

Appellate court decides against appointing a special prosecutor.

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Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) director Dominique Strauss-Kahn (C) departs Manhattan State Supreme Court with his wife Anne Sinclair (L) and attorney Benjamin Brafman on August 23 in New York City. A judged dismissed the criminal sexual assault charges against Strauss-Kahn today.

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Demonstrators chant and hold signs outside the Manhattan state Supreme Court in New York on Tuesday, Aug. 23 against District Attorney Cyrus Vance's decision to drop all sexual assault charges against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn.