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Espionage

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling leaves the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in the United States on Monday (January 26 2015) with his wife, Holly, after being convicted on all nine counts he faced of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter. The conviction is a significant victory for the Obama administration, which has conducted an unprecedented crackdown on officials who speak to journalists about security matters without the administration’s approval.

Picture: Kevin Wolf/AP