For And Against Putin, Russians Share Their Opinions

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Russians take part in a pro-Putin rally at a Moscow park on Feb. 4. Pro-Kremlin forces have been accused of paying people to attend campaign events ahead of the presidential election in March. Alexey Sazonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rent-A-Crowds May Be Boosting Pro-Putin Campaign

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Alexei Venediktov, then editor-in-chief of Moscow Echo radio station, talks with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during an awards ceremony in Moscow, Jan. 13. Venediktov's ouster this month is seen as a sign that the Russian government may be cracking down on the independent media. Yana Lapikova/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Signs Of A Media Crackdown Emerge In Russia

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In Russia, A Debate Over How To Set The Clock

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Does Russia Have A Cogent Middle East Strategy?

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Russian feminist collective Pussy Riot stages a protest in Moscow's Red Square against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Members were arrested and detained briefly after their mid-January protest. Pussy Riot hide caption

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In Russia, Punk-Rock Riot Girls Rage Against Putin

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Tens Of Thousands Protest Russia's Putin

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President Obama has called on small, elite military units to carry out several risky operations in the past year, like the hostage rescue this week in Somalia. Here, Navy SEALs are shown during a training exercise at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. John Scorza/U.S. Navy hide caption

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Competition for admission to India's top school, Delhi University, is particularly fierce. Here students fill out forms at the Arts Faculty in New Delhi, India, on June 21. Tsering Topgyal/AP hide caption

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In India, The Pressure Cooker Of College Admissions

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Villagers in the southeastern Indian state of Orissa are opposed to a large steel mill, though it would bring thousands of jobs. The villagers, shown here in October, say they want to keep their land and their lifestyle. Such conflicts have become more common as India's economy expands. Courtesy of Diana Derby hide caption

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India's Economic Battle: Development Vs. Tradition

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Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari speaks in Sri Lanka on Nov. 29. The president has been treated at a hospital in Dubai since Dec. 6. Aides say he is recovering. Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Absent President Ignites Rumors In Pakistan

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Pakistan's President Leaves For Medical Tests

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Pakistani students protest the cross-border NATO air strike on Pakistani troops, in a march at the U.S. consulate in Karachi, Dec. 2. Pakistan said it could not attend the Bonn conference on Afghanistan unless its security was ensured. Rizwan Tabssum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Angry Pakistan Boycotts Meeting On Afghanistan

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