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1 of 22. Fireworks explode over the bay during Victory Day celebrations in the Crimean port of Sevastopol May 9, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin flew in to Crimea on Friday for the first time since it was annexed by Moscow, proclaiming as he marked the Soviet victory in World War Two that incorporating the former Ukrainian territory had made Russia stronger.

Credit: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

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