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Inside Moscow Airport's 'no man's land'

Updated 1839 GMT (0239 HKT) June 27, 2013
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CNN's John Defterios and his crew have been inside the transit zone of Sheremetyevo International Airport for more than 24 hours. Like Edward Snowden, he cannot step foot on Russian soil without special visa clearance. Pictured here on June 26, Defterios surveys part of his new land: Terminals D, E and F. Amir Daftari/CNN
Transit passengers at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow eat at a cafe: Edward Snowden is seen on a TV screen in the background. Sergei Grit/AP
Snowden was rumored to be heading to Havana, taking Aeroflot Flight Number 150 from Moscow. However, he did not board the plane, leaving two dozen journalists en route to Havana... with no story to cover. Amir Daftari/CNN
Journalists wait for any sign of Snowden or those who are trying to help him in front of the airport on on June 23, 2013. He has not been spotted yet. Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images
Since the news about Snowden's arrival to Moscow broke, the airport has become a hub for major international news organizations. Sergei Grits/AP
CNN anchor John Defterios and his crew played their own game of cat and mouse to continue doing live reports while "being tracked by burly Russian guards." Amir Daftari/CNN
Media have speculated Snowden might be staying in the airport's Capsule Hotel. The receptionist, however, insists Snowden or anyone assisting him has not stepped foot into the facility. Amir Daftari/CNN
The rooms in the hotel are similar size as large walk-in closets in the U.S. Amir Daftari/CNN
Another day, another stakeout at Moscow Airport waiting for Snowden. This time journalists film the flight to Cuba that took off Thursday. Jim Boulden/CNN
The international transit zone includes Terminals D, E and F. The rest of the airport is off-limits to anyone without a Russian visa, including Snowden. CNN/Sheremetyevo International Airport