An Egyptian man casts his vote Sunday in parliamentary elections at a polling station in Cairo. Allegations of widespread fraud and voter intimidation have marred the polls. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Hundreds of diplomatic cables between U.S. embassies and the State Department were published Sunday by WikiLeaks, prompting U.S. officials to denounce the move as reckless and dangerous. But some analysts say information in the documents could be useful to foreign policy objectives. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexico's President Felipe Calderon (left) starts a wind turbine that will help power the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun. Officials will spend the next two weeks debating how to mobilize money to cope with climate change as temperatures climb, ice melts and seas rise. Israel Leal/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blasted the release of more than 250,000 confidential documents by WikiLeaks. She said Monday that such leaks pose "real risks to real people ... and often to the very people who have dedicated their own lives to protecting others." Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak (right) was joined by U.S. Gen. Walter Sharp, commander of American forces in Korea, during a visit to a U.S. base in Seoul as the two countries take part in joint military exercises. Kim Yong-wi/Presidential Blue House/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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