Russia's President Vladimir Putin holds the first major press conference of his third term in power in Moscow, on December 20, 2012. Putin denied today that his system is authoritarian, saying that if this were the case, he would have made changes to the Constitution. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV        (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
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