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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ANNA SMOLCHENKO Russia's President Vladimir... News PhotoAttending,Gesturing,Government,Horizontal,International Landmark,Kremlin,Meeting,Moscow,Politics,President,Russia,Talking,Vladimir PutinPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPTO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ANNA SMOLCHENKO Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow's Kremlin on October 3. 2012. The Russian strongman hits retirement age on this weekend but he appears determined to prove that sixty is the new 40. In what critics say is a bid to prove he's a man in his prime, Putin has over the past few years staged a series of age-defying stunts. AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI / POOL/ ALEXEI NIKOLSKY (Photo credit should read ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/GettyImages)