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Chelsea Manning releases new photo

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Chelsea Manning has published a photo of herself.

The former US soldier was released from military prison on Wednesday.

She served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks.

Since her release she had made a few social media posts documenting her life after prison, but none had shown her face.

"Okay, so here I am everyone!!" she wrote, adding a smiley-face emoji and the hashtag #HelloWorld.

The photo was released on Instagram and cross-posted on Twitter.

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The grainy black-and-white photo most often associated with Manning was released by the military in 2013 but was taken years earlier.