Washington: WikiLeaks seems to have tarnished everyone it touched. But there were plenty of politicians and celebrities who did not need help from the internet whistle-blower to get themselves into trouble in 2010.
WikiLeaks' release of cables from US embassies to Washington - often bluntly written accounts of confidential discussions - have in most cases only confirmed what was already widely suspected in international relations. But they have nevertheless embarrassed US friends and foes alike and risk undermining US diplomacy.
Image: A protestor holds a placard duroing a demonstration in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, outside of the City of Westminster Magistrates Court, in London on December 14, 2010. (Photograph copyright AFP)