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TRIPOLI, LIBYA - APRIL 17: Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) stands next to Libyan leader Muammar Qadaffi (R) during the signing of agreements between the two countries April 17, 2008 in Tripoli, Libya. Putin is in Libya for a two-day official visit to rebuild Russian-Libyan relations.  (Photo by Artyom Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Muammar Qadaffi;Vladimir Putin
TRIPOLI, LIBYA - APRIL 17: Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) stands next to Libyan leader Muammar Qadaffi (R) during the signing of agreements between the two countries April 17, 2008 in Tripoli, Libya. Putin is in Libya for a two-day official visit to rebuild Russian-Libyan relations.  (Photo by Artyom Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Muammar Qadaffi;Vladimir Putin

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