A woman votes at a polling station in the town of Khimki outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Russians are casting ballots in local elections that offer a degree of political competition but still remain tightly controlled by President Vladimir Putin's government. One of the most visible races Sunday is that for mayor of the town of Khimki, just outside Moscow. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

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A woman votes at a polling station in the town of Khimki outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Russians are casting ballots in local elections that offer a degree of political competition but still remain tightly controlled by President Vladimir Putin's government. One of the most visible races Sunday is that for mayor of the town of Khimki, just outside Moscow. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
A woman votes at a polling station in the town of Khimki outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Russians are casting ballots in local elections that offer a degree of political competition but still remain tightly controlled by President Vladimir Putin's government. One of the most visible races Sunday is that for mayor of the town of Khimki, just outside Moscow. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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