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Julian Assange Building Base Tan for Ecuador

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Equador embassy in Knightsbridge on August 19, 2012 in London, England. Mr Assange is currently living inside Ecuador's London embassy after being granted political asylum whilst facing extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault. It has been suggested by Ecuador's president Rafael Correa that Mr Assange may co-operate with Sweden if they promised that he would not be extradited to a third country. (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)

On Sunday, Julian Assange made his first public appearance since taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London two months ago. The Wikileaks founder, currently wanted for rape charges, was sporting a new crew cut and a fresh-scrubbed face. How did Assange keep up that healthy glow while living under house arrest?

By running on a treadmill and sitting under a sun lamp, according to news reports

The base tan and beach body will serve him well in his future home in Ecuador, provided he ever gets there. Ecuador President Rafael Correa granted Assange political asylum, but the British government has said that as soon as he leaves the embassy, Assange will be arrested and extradited to Sweden. Assange believes Sweden will further extradite him to the United States, where he could face espionage charges.

Photo: Rosie Hallam/2012 Getty Images

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