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IN PICS: PROTESTS set tone for Putin's new term as Prez

Last updated on: May 9, 2012 10:33 IST

IN PICS: PROTESTS set tone for Putin's new term as Prez

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Vladimir Putin took the oath as Russia's president on Monday with a ringing appeal for unity at the start of a six-year term in which he faces growing dissent, economic problems and bitter political rivalries.

Opposition activists hold down a man they say is an agent provocateur, during an anti-Putin rally in central Moscow.

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Photographs: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

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Prominent anti-corruption blogger Alexey Navalny talks to police officers during a rally in central Moscow.

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A couple shares a kiss during an opposition protest in a boulevard in central Moscow.

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Photographs: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters
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A Victory Day board is seen on display, with participants of an opposition protest seen in the background, in a boulevard in central Moscow.

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Photographs: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters
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Interior Ministry officers detain leftist opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov during an anti-Putin rally in central Moscow.

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Photographs: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

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Television host and opposition activist Ksenia Sobchak (left, bottom, facing the camera) talks to participants of an opposition protest in a boulevard in central Moscow.


Photographs: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

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