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Published March 06, 2012, 12:00 AM

Moscow, Russia

Russian police officers detain protester after a rally in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 5, 2012. Riot police on Monday broke up an opposition protest contesting Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's victory in Russia's presidential election, arresting dozens of participants, including prominent opposition leaders. The police action followed a rally in downtown Moscow that drew about 20,000 protesters angry over a campaign slanted in Putin's favor and reports of widespread violations in Sunday's ballot. (AP Photo/Yuri Tutov)
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