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European Parliament Session in Strasbourg...epa04121356 Members of the European Parliament for Alliance 90/The Greens wear paper masks depicting US whistleblower and former NSA employee Edward Snowden as they vote during the plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 12 March 2014. The politicians voted against the NSA surveillance programme of the USA, surveillance bodies in various Member States and impact on EU

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Members of the European Parliament hold paper masks depicting US whistleblower and former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden during a vote in Strasbourg on the US’s surveillance programme and its impact on the rights of EU citizens 

A protester holds a placard calling for Germany to give political asylum to the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, outside the seat of the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin.

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A protester holds a placard outside the Bundestag in Berlin calling for Germany to give political asylum to Edward Snowden, the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor

Police officers guard the entrances  inside the terminal F of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, on July 12, 2013, during a meeting between Russian rights activists and lawyers with US National Security Agency (NSA) fugitive leaker Edward Snowden. Snowden, who is  reportedly remains in the airport transit zone, told today a group of activists in a meeting at Sheremetyevo airport that he wanted to claim asylum in Russia because he is unable to fly on anywhere else.

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Police officers guard the entrances inside terminal F of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, on Friday, during a meeting between Edward Snowden and human rights activists and lawyers. The US fugitive whistleblower told the group that he wanted to claim asylum in Russia because he is unable to fly on anywhere else.