28 Jun. 2017
Hong Kong, China
Passengers watch a television screen broadcasting news about Edward Snowden on a train in Hong Kong, June 14, 2013. The former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden created an international furore when he revealed U.S. surveillance secrets to the media. Snowden was in Hong Kong when the first stories about the leaks were published. As Washington sought his extradition, Hong Kong allowed Snowden to leave in June for Moscow where he was given asylum. Supporters see him as a whistle-blower who boldly exposed government excess, but others consider him a traitor. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File photo SEARCH "HONGKONG TIMELINE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.