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Finnish, Russian leaders ride new fast train

Location: Russia
December 12, 2010

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, second right, and Finland’s President Tarja Halonen, foreground left, look at a map as they arrived by new high speed train in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday Dec. 12, 2010. Halonen and Putin inaugurated the first high-speed rail link between the EU and Russia as new trains start running between Helsinki and St. Petersburg, shortening travel time by nearly half, boosting business travel and tourism. At right is Railways Chief Vladimir Yakunin.

Credit: AP
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