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Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) is shown the contents of a media kit during a visit to the media center for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vladivostok, Russia, on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) is shown the contents of a media kit during a visit to the media center for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vladivostok, Russia, on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

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