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President Putin's abs-olutely hot!

August 24, 2007

Not many heads of state are known to flaunt their body; actually, not many are known for their physical fitness, either.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is clearly in a minority of one. The 54-year-old Russian President, a black belt in judo, attributes his fitness to sports activities.

Last week, in fact, when he removed his shirt during a fishing expedition with Prince Albert of Monaco in the Siberian mountains and showed an amazed nation the extent of his fitness, the images quickly became hot property. And part of internet lore.

Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin fishing in the Yenisei river in Russian Tuva republic. Putin and Prince Albert of Monaco were on a holiday in the area in the middle of August.
Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/AFP/Getty Images

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