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Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks on during a meeting with... News Photo2013 National Security Agency Leaks,Edward Snowden,International Landmark,Kremlin,Looking,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Meeting,Moscow,Politics,Portrait,President,Russia,Surveillance,Vertical,Vladimir PutinPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPRussia's President Vladimir Putin looks on during a meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was denied asylum by a host of countries today after applying for a safe haven in 21 nations spanning the globe in hopes of winning protection from American justice. A spokesman for Putin said Snowden himself had decided to scrap his petition with Moscow -- where he has been stranded in an airport transit zone since June 23 -- after the Kremlin chief said he wanted him to stop releasing damaging allegations about the United States. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ MAXIM SHEMETOV (Photo credit should read MAXIM SHEMETOV/AFP/Getty Images)