A woman casts her ballot in a mobile ballot box outside her ...
Mar 4th, 2012
(Reuters) - A woman casts her ballot in a mobile ballot box outside her house in the village of Oktyabrskoye, about 440 km (273 miles) from Moscow, March 4, 2012. Vladimir Putin sought a convincing victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday to strengthen his hand in dealing with the biggest opposition protests since he rose to power 12 years ago. Critics question the legitimacy of a vote they say is skewed to help the former KGB spy return to the Kremlin after four years as prime minister, and are threatening to step up protests that began after a disputed parliamentary poll in December. Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) -
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