Opposition supporters hold a poster with a portrait of Russian President Vladimir 

Opposition supporters hold a poster with a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a sign reading ' V.P. love you '  during a protest rally in Moscow, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Thousands of protesters marched across downtown Moscow on Saturday in the first major rally in three months against President Vladimir Putin, while defying the Kremlin's ongoing efforts to crackdown on opposition. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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Opposition supporters hold a poster with a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a sign reading ' V.P. love you ' during a protest rally in Moscow, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Thousands of protesters marched across downtown Moscow on Saturday in the first major rally in three months against President Vladimir Putin, while defying the Kremlin's ongoing efforts to crackdown on opposition. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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