Snowden applies for asylum in 21 countries

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(CNN) – Edward Snowden is casting his net wide in a search for a country that will take him.

He put out a release through the Wikileaks group, naming 21 countries where he has requested asylum.

That list includes India, China and several European countries.

But his options are dwindling because some have already said it won’t happen.

Russia, Poland and India have basically said “no.”

Other countries, including Germany, say he can’t ask for asylum unless he is within their borders.

And that pretty much rules them out as options.

Ecuador also says it’s considering Snowden’s request but he needs to reach its territory before making a decision.