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President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on February 6, 2008. The strongman leader of the oil and gas rich central Asian state is in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin where they are expected to discuss matters of regional interest and strategic cooperation. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on February 6, 2008. The strongman leader of the oil and gas rich central Asian state is in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin where they are expected to discuss matters of regional interest and strategic cooperation.     AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)