Vladimir Putin's most memorable photo ops

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin is known for his love for the camera — be it doing adventurous stunts, exercising, during vacations or simply while at work. Over the years, he has built himself an archive of strange, eccentric and unusual photos. Click through to see some of them. (Pictured) Putin practices judo with Musa Mogushkov of Russian national judo team during a training session in Sochi, Russia, on Jan. 8, 2016.



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Vladimir Putin was photographed on Oct. 7, 2015, playing a ice hockey match with Night Hockey League stars at Sochi to celebrate his 63rd birthday.




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Russian president Vladimir Putin was seen with former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi as they visited the Bakhchisarai Historical Cultural and Archaeological Museum-Preserve in Crimea on Sept. 12, 2015. Putin, who shares a good rapport with the Italian politician, was seen out and about during Berlusconi's two-day visit to Crimea.





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Putin sweating it out at the gym with prime minister Dmitry Medvedev.




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Putin exercises in a gym at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi, Russia.




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Putin (L) and Medvedev enjoy breakfast at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence.




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Putin (L) roasts meat before breakfast at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi.





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Putin (R) shakes hands with Vadim Nemkov, the winner of an international combat sambo tournament, during the award ceremony in Sochi.




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In this file photo Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin feeds a baby elk while visiting the Losiny Ostrov national park in Moscow.





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Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin feeds a Beluga whale named Dasha as he visits Chkalov island.





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Vladimir Putin shows a tiger cub to journalists at his Novo Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow.





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During his visit to agricultural exhibition at Russia's Exhibition Center in Moscow.




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The president hugs a Bulgarian shepherd dog, after receiving it as a present from Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boiko Borisov (not seen) in Sofia, Bulgaria.




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With a horse while riding in the foothills of Karatash, near Abakan, the capital of the Khakassia region in Siberia.




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Putin walks along the Khemchik River while vacationing in the Tuva region of Siberia.




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Vladimir Putin and now ex-wife Lyudmila take part in census at their residence in Novo-Ogaryovo, Russia. Their pet Labrador Koni tries to draw her master's attention in the meantime.




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Putin (L) rides a bike along with the Nochniye Volki (the Night Wolves) biker group at a motor bikers' festival in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, Russia.





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Putin at the shooting gallery of the GRU military intelligence headquarters building in Moscow.




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The Russian president flies in a motorized hang glider on the Yamal Peninsula in Russia.




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Putin swims in a river while vacationing in the mountains of the Siberian Tyva region.





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Holding a dentist's drill, Putin (L) shares a joke with Belgorod Region's governor Yevgeny Savchenko (R) as they visit the dental room at a hospital.




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Putin (R) fixes a radio beacon on a neck of a polar bear, which was anesthetized, during a visit to a research institute at the Franz Josef Land archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.





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Putin rides a horse while vacationing in the mountains of the Siberian Tyva region.




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Putin (L) and retired ice hockey player-turned-politician Viacheslav Fetisov (R) take part in a gala match organized by Night Hockey League in Sochi, Russia.




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Putin sits inside a bathyscaphe, a deep-sea submersible, as it plunges into the Black Sea along the coast of Sevastopol.




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Putin flies in a motorized hang glider alongside two Siberian white cranes.




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Putin arrives at a research institute at the Franz Josef Land archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.




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Putin while vacationing in the foothills of the Sayan Mountains in Republic of Tuva, Russia.





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Putin and German chancellor Angela Merkel (R) attend a flower-laying ceremony in Moscow.





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The Russian president gets into a T-90AM tank during a visit to an exhibition in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.





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Putin holds the head of a tranquilized Ussuri tiger as researchers put a collar with a satellite tracker on the animal in a Russian Academy of Sciences reserve in Russia's far-east.





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Putin operates a mechanized boat while vacationing in the the Siberian Tyva region.





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Putin takes part in a gala match organised by Night Hockey League in Sochi.





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Putin with his pet Bulgarian shepherd, Buffy, in Moscow, Russia.





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Putin presents a book about his state residence in Zavidovo to former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi (L) in Zavidovo, Russia.





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The Russian president (R) receives a traditional Bavarian gun after his arrival for a dinner with Bavaria's former minister president Edmund Stoiber (L) in Aying, Germany.





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Uzbekistan president Islam Karimov (R) adjusts Putin's suit during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Ufa, Russia.





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Putin arrives in Ufa for the BRICS/SCO Summits — Russia 2015 in Bashkortostan, Russia.





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Putin and Finnish president Sauli Niinistö (L) during a news conference.





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Putin (R) with former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder.





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Putin participates in the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow.





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Putin welcomes FIFA president Sepp Blatter (L) during their meeting before the 2018 World Cup preliminary draw.





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Putin during a visit to a pavilion of young aircraft and space designers at the MAKS International Aviation and Space Show.





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Putin at the exposition of the Republic of Tatarstan during his visit to the Russia pavilion at Expo 2015 global fair in Milan, Italy.





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Putin during a visit to the Moskvarium center of oceanography and marine biology at VDNH in Moscow.