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A security officer guards an empty decorated Red Square as Russian President Vladimir Putin places flowers at a nearby statue of Minin and Pozharsky, the leaders of a struggle against foreign invaders in 1612, to mark the National Unity Day in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. The national holiday of Unity Day was  established in 2005 to replace commemorations of the Bolshevik Revolution. The Red Square is decorated with stars for Nov.7, celebration, when Russia marks WWII 1941 military parade anniversary. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)
Photo by: Alexander Zemlianichenko
A security officer guards an empty decorated Red Square as Russian President Vladimir Putin places flowers at a nearby statue of Minin and Pozharsky, the leaders of a struggle against foreign invaders in 1612, to mark the National Unity Day in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. The national holiday of Unity Day was established in 2005 to replace commemorations of the Bolshevik Revolution. The Red Square is decorated with stars for Nov.7, celebration, when Russia marks WWII 1941 military parade anniversary. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)

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