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03/04/2012

Putin wins elections in Russia - Editor's Choice - Pictures of the Day - March 4, 2012

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Russia's current Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin wipes tears as he addresses supporters during a rally in Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin in central Moscow March 4, 2012. Vladimir Putin won a resounding victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, securing a new six-year term in the Kremlin and a mandate to deal with opposition protests after a vote that opponents said was marred by fraud. (Reuters/Mikhail Voskresensky)

 

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Polling station officials clash with topless members of Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN at a polling station in Moscow. Written on the bodies of the radically anti-Putin protesters is the slogan "I steal for Putin", referring to their symbolic act of trying to steal votes. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

 

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Vladimir Putin addresses supporters during a rally in Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin. (Reuters/Denis Sinyakov)

 

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A woman casts her ballot at a polling station in St. Petersburg. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

 

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Russian winter swimming enthusiasts swim before voting in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. (AP Photo/Ilnar Salakhiev)

 

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A woman casts her ballot in a mobile ballot box brought to her home in Russia's southern city of Krasnodar. (Reuters/Sergei Karpov)

 

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A man walks past screens feeding live broadcast from polling stations via a network of webcams all over the country at an election commission situational centre in Moscow. (Reuters/Anton Golubev)

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