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A Russian flag flies above the port in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. Once a mysterious closed city during Soviet times, Vladivostok is ready to strut in the world spotlight as host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. Russia has splashed $20 billion preparing for the summit in Vladivostok, its largest but long-neglected Pacific port, as part of a grand plan to become a bigger player on Asian markets. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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