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Putin inaugurated to third term as president in Russia

Vladimir Putin takes the oath of office during his inauguration as new Russia’s president in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow. (Dmitry Astakhov / Associated Press)
Riot police officers carry an anti-Putin protester, who was detained in central Moscow.  (NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP / Getty Images)
Pro-Putin supporters celebrate in downtown Moscow. (Ivan Sekretarev / Associated Press)

Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrives for the presidential inauguration ceremony of Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow.

 (Mikhail Klimentyev / Associated Press)
Russian riot policemen detain a man with a Russian flag protesting against the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin. (MAXIM SHIPENKOV / EPA)
Russian riot policemen pass a placard showing partisans of World War II during an opposition protest action against the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin for his third presidential term. (MAXIM SHIPENKOV / EPA)
Cannons fire a salute outside Moscow’s Kremlin wall after an inauguration ceremony for President Vladimir Putin. (Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press)