** FILE ** Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) greets North Korean leader Kim Jong-il during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, on Aug. 23, 2002. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

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** FILE ** Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) greets North Korean leader Kim Jong-il during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, on Aug. 23, 2002. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)