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07/10/2015 12:31 BST | Updated 07/10/2015 16:59 BST

Vladimir Putin Turns 63, Happy Birthday To Russia's Beefy Tyrant

Happy birthday Vladimir Putin. The Russian President has packed a lot into his 63 years, from working for the most notorious state-security machine of the 20th century, to the annexation of Crimea, to instituting the most regressive anti-gay laws in the developed world.

He also likes judo.

Here are 63 pictures of the brawny despot, one for each candle on the cake.

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