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The Week contest: Putin photo op

How do you want to see Russia's president?

Last week's question: Russian President Vladimir Putin, already famous for pictures showing him riding a horse in Siberia while shirtless and using a glider to lead a flock of geese on their migration, released a video recently purporting to show him catching a 46-pound pike. What should Putin's next photo op be?

THE WINNER: Displaying his most recent catch, a roughly 140 pound former NSA analyst
Edward Whaley, Reston, Va.

SECOND PLACE: Winning Russian reality show Dancing With the Czars
Angela James, Westminster, Md.

THIRD PLACE: Parting the Black Sea
Fiona Neary, Fredericksburg, Va.


HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Being handed the key to the city by New York Mayor Anthony Weiner
Wendl Kornfeld, New York City

Riding a shark through a sharknado
Dallas Lea, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Carrying the rainbow flag for Gay Pride Week
Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.

Entering delusional disorder therapy with Carlos Danger
Dick LaVine, New York City

Delivering toys on Christmas Eve after Santa's mysterious disappearance
Charles & Mary Parry, Catonsville, Md.

Beating up Chuck Norris
Ken Kellam III, Dallas

Catching a yeti in the Altai Mountains of Siberia
Vijay Dandamudi, Battle Creek, Mich.

Winning an eating contest by downing 46 one-pound pike burgers in 15 minutes
John Davenport, Charlotte, N.C.

Posterizing Obama in a slam dunk contest
D. Royster, San Francisco

Driving Edward Snowden to the airport for his flight to the U.S.
Stacie Mishalanie, Roseville, Calif.

Walking on water while returning a beached whale to the sea
Carla Holtz, Stanardsville, Va.

Delivering twin white Siberian tiger cubs while calming the mother with vodka
Frances Lo, San Francisco

Single-handedly pulling a bus full of puppies out of the Volga
Lydia Sannella, Mill Valley, Calif.

Dancing with the Bolshoi
Al Stoffel, San Diego

Swimming with some very worried looking sharks
Peggy Fletcher, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Hunting a dragon while riding a unicorn with a phoenix on his shoulder
Karen Segboer, Warwick, N.Y.

Riding a missile headed for an asteroid, dressed in cowboy hat, chaps, and spurs
Martha Herp, Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Lassoing a wooly mammoth in Siberia
Nadine Skinner, Sugar Land, Texas

Playing drums for Pussy Riot on Gay Pride Day
Mark Limpert, Stoughton, Wis.

Arm wrestling with Michelle Obama
John Malatesta, New York City

Appearing in a Jockeys commercial with Anthony Weiner
Art Rodia, Woodbury, Conn.

Bench-pressing printouts of classified U.S. documents exposed by Edward Snowden
Greg Moore, Pueblo, Colo.

Shooting down a drone with a bow and arrow
Jessica Urriola, Randolph N.J.

Clipping the talons of a bald eagle
Michael Marchione, Midland, Mich.

Viewing Sarah Palin's house from the shores of Russia
Monika Dreslin, Stonington, Conn.

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