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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a State Council meeting at... News PhotoChairperson,Horizontal,International Landmark,Kremlin,Meeting,Moscow,Politics,President of Russia,Russia,Vladimir PutinPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPRussian President Vladimir Putin (R) chairs a State Council meeting at the Kremlin, in Moscow, on December 27, 2012. Shown (back R-L) are: Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the speaker of Russia’s lower house, the State Duma, Sergei Naryshkin, Presidential chief of staff Sergei Ivanov. Putin told today a meeting of top officials in the Kremlin he intended to sign into law a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children that has raised tensions between Moscow and Washington. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)