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Snowden remains in Moscow airport limbo

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US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden failed to emerge Wednesday from his month-long stay in a Moscow airport despite expectations, with his lawyer saying he had not yet received permission to enter Russia. 

A video screengrab shows Edward Snowden during an interview with The Guardian newspaper in Hong Kong on June 6, 2013. US fugitive intelligence leaker Snowden is still in the transit zone at a Moscow airport and his future plans are uncertain, a lawyer said after meeting him on Wednesday.

Hordes of media descended on Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport after reports that Snowden, who has applied for asylum in Russia, had received the document allowing him to leave the airport's transit zone and formally cross the Russian border.

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