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President Putin's inauguration

Vladimir Putin has been in inaugurated as Russia's new president in a glittering ceremony at the Kremlin.

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Anti-Putin demonstrators arrested in Moscow

Riot police detain opposition supporter during an unsanctioned protest in Moscow Credit: REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

At least 20 others were detained by police on a street near the route of President Putin's motorcade to his inauguration ceremony in Moscow. They included some who had been sitting outside a French bistro wearing the white ribbon of protest on their jackets and coats.

Moscow police said about 120 people had been detained for staging unsanctioned pickets and most would soon be released. Elsewhere in the capital, several thousand people staged a rally supporting Putin.

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