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'Avatar' actor Sam Worthington arrested in NYC

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In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, Actor Sam Worthington attends the Cinema Society premiere of "Man on a Ledge" in New York. In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, Actor Sam Worthington attends the Cinema Society premiere of "Man on a Ledge" in New York.

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say actor Sam Worthington has been arrested in New York City for punching a photographer after the man kicked Worthington's girlfriend in the shin.

The 37-year-old "Avatar" actor was arrested on an assault charge following the incident at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Greenwich Village.

The Australian actor was released on a desk appearance ticket and is due back in court on Feb. 26. Police did not say what caused the scuffle.

The photographer, 37-year-old Sheng Li, was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment, assault and harassment. He's being held pending arraignment.

It wasn't immediately clear if both had lawyers.

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