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A Nord Stream pipeline operator stands on October 8, 2012 on a... News PhotoCeremony,Cleaning,Diagnostic Medical Tool,Horizontal,Kilometer,Link,Looking Over,Opening Ceremony,Politics,Russia,Sewage Treatment Plant,St. Petersburg - Russia,Technician,Town,VyborgPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA Nord Stream pipeline operator stands on October 8, 2012 on a platform overlooking the diagnostic cleaning plant before the opening ceremony of the North Stream second gas link in Portovaya bay, some 60 kms (37 miles), from the town of Vyborg in northwestern Russia. The Nord Stream pipeline consortium on October 8 launched a second gas link between Russia and its main European consumers, doubling its capacity to 55 billion cubic meters per year. AFP PHOTO/OLGA MALTSEVA (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/GettyImages)