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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin dives to underwater archaeological site

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin embarks on a dive to an underwater archaeological site at Phanagoria on the Taman Peninsula on August 10. Russia's hard man Prime Minister Vladimir Putin pulled on a wetsuit Wednesday and went scuba diving at an ancient Greek Black Sea site in the latest populist stunt ahead of next year's elections.

I agree with colleague Jonathan Woods that we can't have too many pictures of Russian leaders doing silly things to show how macho they are. Today, Vladimir Putin is diving to an underwater archaeological site.

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Left: President George W. Bush arriving onboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, May 3, 2003, as the ship returns to the naval base at San Diego, California, after being deployed in the Gulf region.

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