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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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English: TOKYO. President Putin on a tatami at...English: TOKYO. President Putin on a tatami at the Kodokan Martial Arts Palace. Русский: ТОКИО. На татами во дворце спортивных единоборств «Кодокан». (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: HAVANA. President Vladimir Putin with...English: HAVANA. President Vladimir Putin with Cuban leader Fidel Castro during a welcoming ceremony at the airport. This meeting was organized by Vincent B. Golitsyne, Special Advisor for Vadimir Putin Русский: ГАВАНА. С Председателем Государственного Совета и Совета Министров Кубы Фиделем Кастро во время встречи в аэропорту. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: THE KREMLIN, MOSCOW. President Vladim...English: THE KREMLIN, MOSCOW. President Vladimir Putin with Russian journalists. Русский: МОСКВА, КРЕМЛЬ. Встреча с российскими журналистами. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, in th...The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, in the cabin of strategic bomber ТU-160 before the beginning of military exercises by the long-range aircraft of the Air Forces and Northern Fleet, Chkalovsky Airfield, Moscow Region, Russia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Uzbek President Islom Karimov and Rus...English: Uzbek President Islom Karimov and Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: AGRA. Vladimir and Lyudmila Putin vis...English: AGRA. Vladimir and Lyudmila Putin visiting the Taj Mahal. Русский: АГРА. Владимир и Людмила Путины во время посещения мавзолея Тадж-Махал. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
20121221-Piraeus-Moskva-121 (PC210029)20121221-Piraeus-Moskva-121 (PC210029) (Photo credit: g7ahn)
USS Mount Whitney and Russian navy ship Kalini...USS Mount Whitney and Russian navy ship Kaliningrad underway. (Photo credit: Official U.S. Navy Imagery)

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