Russia Holds New Anti-Putin Protests

    Opposition protesters with their flags gathered in center of Moscow during a rally, Russia, Saturday, March 10, 2012. The demonstrators gathered in central Moscow to protest electoral fraud. Saturday's rally is widely seen as evidence of whether the opposition is able to maintain its strength after Vladimir Putin on Sunday won a return to the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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    Some 20,000 people are holding fresh protests in Moscow against Vladimir Putin, who won a disputed election last weekend that’ll see him returned to the presidency for a third time. The opposition allege fraud, but the turnout for the rally was not as high as expected because organizers said they had failed to stop Putin securing another term. Observers say the election was skewed in Putin’s favor but many foreign states have accepted his victory—President Obama called Putin on Friday to congratulate him.

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