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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks during a ceremony in Anapa, Russia, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Russian energy giant Gazprom on Friday launched the construction of the South Stream pipeline which is expected to be delivering up to 63 billion cu. meters of Russian gas to Europe annually starting 2015. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)