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**FILE** Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (left) and his wife, Lyudmila, leave a polling station in Moscow on March 4, 2012. Mr. Putin was running for his previous job of president. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (left) and his wife, Lyudmila, leave a polling station in Moscow on March 4, 2012. Mr. Putin was running for his previous job of president. (Associated Press)

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