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Vladimir Putin's bizarre, ultra-manly photo ops, explained

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You have probably seen the odd, and often shirtless, photo-ops staged by Russian President Vladimir Putin. While most world leaders content themselves with appearing at sober state functions or occasional political rally, Putin's official photocalls suggest a rich, Walter-Mitty-esque fantasy life. But even though we may think these photos are just Putin stroking his wild ego, there is actually a very rational political strategy behind them. 

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I find Putin fascinating. Now more than ever!

Putin on a horse

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