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 analystEdward Whaley, Reston, Va.SECOND PLACE: Winning Russian reality show Dancing With the CzarsAngela James, Westminster, Md.THIRD PLACE: Parting the Black SeaFiona Neary, Fredericksburg, Va.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Being handed the key to the city by New York Mayor Anthony WeinerWendl Kornfeld, New York City Riding a shark through a sharknadoDallas Lea, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Carrying the rainbow flag for Gay Pride WeekJanine Witte, New Hope, Pa. Entering delusional disorder therapy with Carlos DangerDick LaVine, New York City Delivering toys on Christmas Eve after Santa's mysterious disappearanceCharles & Mary Parry, Catonsville, Md. Beating up Chuck NorrisKen Kellam III, Dallas Catching a yeti in the Altai Mountains of SiberiaVijay Dandamudi, Battle Creek, Mich. Winning an eating contest by downing 46 one-pound pike burgers in 15 minutesJohn Davenport, Charlotte, N.C. Posterizing Obama in a slam dunk contestD. 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 seaCarla Holtz, Stanardsville, Va. Delivering twin white Siberian tiger cubs while calming the mother with vodkaFrances Lo, San Francisco Single-handedly pulling a bus full of puppies out of the VolgaLydia Sannella, Mill Valley, Calif. Dancing with the BolshoiAl Stoffel, San Diego Swimming with some very worried looking sharksPeggy Fletcher, Santa Barbara, Calif. Hunting a dragon while riding a unicorn with a phoenix on his shoulderKaren Segboer, Warwick, N.Y. Riding a missile headed for an asteroid, dressed in cowboy hat, chaps, and spursMartha Herp, Cocoa Beach, Fla. Lassoing a wooly mammoth in SiberiaNadine Skinner, Sugar Land, Texas Playing drums for Pussy Riot on Gay Pride DayMark Limpert, Stoughton, Wis. Arm wrestling with Michelle ObamaJohn Malatesta, New York City Appearing in a Jockeys commercial with Anthony WeinerArt Rodia, Woodbury, Conn. Bench-pressing printouts of classified U.S. documents exposed by Edward SnowdenGreg Moore, Pueblo, Colo. Shooting down a drone with a bow and arrowJessica Urriola, Randolph N.J. Clipping the talons of a bald eagleMichael Marchione, Midland, Mich.
Viewing Sarah Palin's house from the shores of RussiaMonika Dreslin, Stonington, Conn.