With the Russian presidential election set for next month, the heavily favored candidate, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, visited the election center last week as it prepared for the polls. Yana Lapikova/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Mood Shifts For Russia's Putin In His Hometown

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Panetta: U.S. To Move Out Of Combat Role In Afghanistan

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Outgoing Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh speaks to the press at the presidential palace in Sanaa on Jan. 22. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Else Has Been 'De-Knighted'?

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E.U. Rejects NYSE Euronext-Deutsche Boerse Merger

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73 Dead After Egyptian Soccer Match Turns Violent

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Doctor At Bin Laden Compound Connected To CIA

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Flares were thrown in the stadium during clashes that erupted after a football match between Egypt's Al-Ahly and Al-Masry teams in Port Said. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The knighthood of Fred Goodwin (shown here in 2007), former chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland, has been "canceled and annulled," the British government announced Tuesday. Under Goodwin's leadership, the bank nearly collapsed in 2008, leading to $70 billion bailout by British taxpayers and outrage over his large pension. Danny Lawson/PA Photos/Landov hide caption

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Sir No More: Former Bank Chief Stripped Of Title

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Communist Party activists in Moscow campaign on Dec. 2 for the party's candidates in parliamentary elections. The Russian Communist Party is hoping to capitalize on a wave of dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his ruling United Russia party. Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian Communists Court Discontented Youth

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Reports: Pakistan Supports Taliban In Afghanistan

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U.N. Action Urged To End Bloodshed In Syria

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The 1948 London Olympics were held when the city, recovering from World War II, was dotted with rubble from Nazi bombardment. AP hide caption

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Grumbling, Excitement Build For London Olympics

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