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Finnish, Russian leaders ride new fast train

Location: Russia
December 12, 2010

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, and Finnish President Tarja Halonen chat in the high speed train at the railway station in Vyborg, Russia, some 160 km (100 miles) west of St. Petersburg, 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.

Credit: AP

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