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Putin welcomes Russia's Olympians

Russian President Vladimir Putin poses for a picture with the national synchronized swimming team during an awards ceremony for Russia's Olympians in Moscow's Kremlin on Aug. 15.
Russian President Vladimir Putin poses for a picture with the national synchronized swimming team during an awards ceremony for Russia's Olympians in Moscow's Kremlin on Aug. 15.Maxim Shemetov / Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at an awards ceremony for Russia's Olympians in Moscow's Kremlin on Aug. 15.
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at an awards ceremony for Russia's Olympians in Moscow's Kremlin on Aug. 15.Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin poses for a picture with the national synchronized swimming team during an awards ceremony for Russia's Olympians in Moscow's Kremlin on Aug. 15.
Russian President Vladimir Putin poses for a picture with the national synchronized swimming team during an awards ceremony for Russia's Olympians in Moscow's Kremlin on Aug. 15.Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with volleyball player Dmitry Muserskiy during an awards ceremony for Russia's Olympians in Moscow's Kremlin on Aug. 15.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with volleyball player Dmitry Muserskiy during an awards ceremony for Russia's Olympians in Moscow's Kremlin on Aug. 15.Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

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