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Vladimir Putin speaks with his hand on the Russian Constitution during his inauguration ceremony as the country's president in Moscow on Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti Kremlin, Vladimir Rodionov, Presidential Press Service)
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Vladimir Putin speaks with his hand on the Russian Constitution during his inauguration ceremony as the country's president in Moscow on Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti Kremlin, Vladimir Rodionov, Presidential Press Service)

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