Nightly News | December 15, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Well, it's the talk of the Web from Vladivostok to Vermont . What did Vladimir Putin do to his face? Pictures of Putin from just a while back compared to a televised appearance today show something's up. In the great tradition of our own aging Hollywood stars , Putin has looked different lately and finds it a little more difficult than usual to crack a smile. There is a joke going around Russia these days to the effect of, 'Who says there are no new faces in Russian politics ?'