Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, right, greets passersby from the balcony of the presidential palace during the weekly, The Change of the Guard, in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, June 24, 20

 

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Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, right, greets passersby from the balcony of the presidential palace during the weekly, The Change of the Guard, in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, June 24, 2013. Correa declared Monday that national sovereignty and universal principles of human rights would govern his decision on granting asylum to Edward Snowden, powerful hints that the former National Security Agency contractor is welcome in Ecuador despite potential repercussions from Washington. Correa said on Twitter that "we will take the decision that we feel most suitable, with absolute sovereignty." Vice president Jorge Glass is pictured left. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)