Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who claimed victory in Russia’s presidential election, tears up as he reacts at a massive rally of his supporters at Manezh square outside Kremlin, in Moscow, yesterday. Putin has claimed victory in Russia’s presidential election, which the opposition and independent observers say has been marred by widespread violations. Putin made the claim at a rally of tens of thousands of his supporters just outside the Kremlin, before many regional votes had been collected. He thanked his supporters for helping foil ‘foreign plots aimed to weaken the country.’ (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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