Russia celebrates Victory Day

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Russian WWII veterans walk after the Victory Day parade at Red Square on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the annual military parade hat Russia will be a guarantor of world security. Putin's short speech came at the culmination of Victory Day, marking the defeat of Nazi Germany 68 years ago. It is Russia's most important secular holiday, honoring the huge military and civilian losses of World War II and showing off the country's modern arsenal. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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Victory Day, marking the defeat of Nazi Germany 68 years ago, is Russia's most important secular holiday, honoring the huge military and civilian losses of World War II and showing off the country's modern arsenal.

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