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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 01:11 AM
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PHOTOS: President Obama and Putin
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 01:15 AM
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1. Their smiles aren't reaching their eyes
Not that I'm an expert, but they don't look too thrilled.
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 01:19 AM
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3. Putin avoided eye contact with Obama
Edited on Tue Jul-07-09 01:22 AM by cal04
but AP has no mention of it

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE5640IZ200...
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Visibly awkward, the two men exchanged pleasantries at the start of a meeting at Putin's forest residence outside Moscow overshadowed by Obama's criticism of Putin last week in a pre-trip interview as a man with one foot stuck in the past.

"I am aware of not only the extraordinary work that you've done on behalf of the Russian people in your previous role as prime minis-, uh, as president, but in your current role as prime minister," Obama said.

Putin, looking down and mostly avoiding eye contact with Obama, said there had been periods of greyish mood and confrontation in U.S.-Russia relations but added:

"We link hopes for development of our relationship with your name."

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DrToast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 01:25 AM
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4. Didn't want Obama to read his soul, I guess.

"I see Sarah Palin has left her post in guarding Alaska."
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hileeopnyn8d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 07:52 AM
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11. It does
appear as though they're looking for her to rear her head.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 01:17 AM
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2. Putin looks like a wax figure in those last two photos.
Creepy!

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jclincali Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 03:04 AM
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5. He does.
But I wouldn't limit it to the last 2.
He is one creepy dude, and Obama doesn't appear to like him too much.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 06:17 AM
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6. They do not like each other..... at all....LOL...n/t
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sarah553807 Donating Member (329 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 06:27 AM
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7. do you see the way putin is sitting
he looks like he couldn't give a shit
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Princess Turandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 07:36 AM
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8. I never realized that Pooty-Poot was so short...
personally, I think that even with holding a title like 'Moscow's Chief Librarian', that Putin would still be the guy in charge.

The President looked into Putin's eyes and saw KGB. And after seeing the photos of the Kremlin's interior yesterday, it's hard to imagine how any Russian leader doesn't see himself as a Tsar, if only momentarily.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 07:40 AM
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9. Awkward. n/t
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 07:46 AM
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10. I knew they wouldn't like each other
But I hope they respect each other. They're both very intelligent and very smart men.
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 07:53 AM
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12. 2nd pic..."See, that's Alaska...so don't go rearing your head, now, ok?" nt
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:02 AM
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13. Putin - Time for more vodak...
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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:15 AM
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14. when Obama pulls at his socks he's uncomfortable

I read that somewhere on the internet so it must be true

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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:30 AM
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15. PHOTO: Obama and Jones having breakfast with Putin this morning at the Novo-Ogaryovo outside Moscow
Edited on Tue Jul-07-09 08:33 AM by flpoljunkie

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the residence Novo-Ogaryovo outside Moscow, July 7, 2009. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Pool/Alexei Druzhinin (RUSSIA POLITICS)

Getty has some great photos from this breakfast at this link, as well:

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?src=quick...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 10:20 AM
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22. Now, that's interesting! What are they having? And,
it looks like they're gazing into each other's eyes there.

Thanks for the links, Florida..the US corporatemedia is missing out with their Jackson, palin overdose fests.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 12:49 PM
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23. Check this link. It's intriguing, as well.
http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/88875054.jpg?v=1&c=New...

Can't figure out how to post getty images as photos.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 02:25 PM
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25. Oh Yeah! They're
having a laugh!
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:31 AM
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16. Off topic, but that is one gorgeous fireplace! nt
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:50 AM
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17. So Obama looked into his eyes ..... and found out Putin has NO soul. NT
Edited on Tue Jul-07-09 08:50 AM by Clio the Leo
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:53 AM
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18. Obama looks so tall next to old Vlad.
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ericgtr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 09:52 AM
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19. Putin looks very cold
Not sure what else to say.
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 09:54 AM
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20. The frostiness from those photos is making me shiver!
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 10:05 AM
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21. neither one looked like a happy camper


is Putin a racist? didn't I read that somewhere before?
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 01:30 PM
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24. You can tell Putin only took the job after they turned him down for this job.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 02:52 PM
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26. Just a wild guess but I don't think they are each others kind of guy.
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