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Duma Elections: Russians Vote, Protest


Opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shows his ballot, which reads "Give back the elections, Vermin! Boris Nemtsov," at a polling station in Moscow.
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Opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shows his ballot, which reads "Give back the elections, Vermin! Boris Nemtsov," at a polling station in Moscow.

Member of the Polar Bear sports club casts their ballots in Barnaul, the capital of the Altai region.
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Member of the Polar Bear sports club casts their ballots in Barnaul, the capital of the Altai region.

The leader of the Communist Party, Gennady Zyuganov, casts his ballot in Moscow.
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The leader of the Communist Party, Gennady Zyuganov, casts his ballot in Moscow.

Voters in Moscow cast their ballots.
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Voters in Moscow cast their ballots.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin votes.
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin votes.

Interior Ministry troops cordon off Manezhaya Square just outside the Kremlin on election day.
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Interior Ministry troops cordon off Manezhaya Square just outside the Kremlin on election day.

A scene from the "People Against Illegal Elections" rally
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A scene from the "People Against Illegal Elections" rally

A scene from the "People Against Illegal Elections" rally
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A scene from the "People Against Illegal Elections" rally

A general view of a main hall in the Central Election Commission headquarters in Moscow.
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A general view of a main hall in the Central Election Commission headquarters in Moscow.

Members of the local electoral commission open ballot boxes at a polling station in Vladivostok.
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Members of the local electoral commission open ballot boxes at a polling station in Vladivostok.

Police detain an activist during a protest rally by the opposition group Another Russia in central Moscow.
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Police detain an activist during a protest rally by the opposition group Another Russia in central Moscow.

Police detain an activist during a protest rally by the opposition group Another Russia in central Moscow.
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Police detain an activist during a protest rally by the opposition group Another Russia in central Moscow.

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