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Russian President Putin on Historic Trip to Middle East

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Russian President Putin on Historic Trip to Middle East

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Russian President Putin on Historic Trip to Middle East

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak address a news conference after their meeting in Cairo, April 27. Reuters hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Egypt, the first time in 40 years Cairo has received a Soviet or Russian leader. He discusses Mideast peace prospects with Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak. Putin is set to be the first Russian leader to visit Israel when he travels there later Wednesday.

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