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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin lights a candle as he attends an Orthodox Christmas service in the XIX century church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Turginovo village, about 160 km. (100 miles) northwest of Moscow January 7, 2011. Putin's parents were baptized in Turginovo village in 1911. The Russian Orthodox Church observes Christmas on January 7 as it retained the Julian calendar. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (C) attends an Orthodox Christmas service in the XIX century church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Turginovo village, about 160 km (100 miles) northwest of Moscow January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Pool

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, center, crosses himself as he attends an Orthodox Christmas service in the XIX century church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Turginovo village, about 160 km. (100 miles) Northwest of Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Here, in Turginovo village, in 1911 were baptized the parents of Vladimir Putin. The Russian Orthodox Church observes Christmas on Jan. 7 as it retained the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attends an Orthodox Christmas service in the XIX century church of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Turginovo village, about 160 km (100 miles) northwest of Moscow January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Pool

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