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14 Photos That Prove Vladimir Putin Has Never Been Happier

Putin smiled up a storm at the APEC summit in Beijing.

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Why is Putin so happy? He definitely feels more welcome in China than in the West, where he faces criticism over the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine and the fallout of several rounds of sanctions.

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Here he is smiling with his eyes while talking to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.


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