Plesetsk, Russian Federation
PRESIDENT PUTIN WATCHES A ROCKET LAUNCH AT PLESETSK.
Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a rocket launch at the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia February 18, 2004. Putin, with an eye to next month's election, pressed on with a high-publicity tour of military exercises on Wednesday that were earlier marred by reports of an aborted missile launch. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin WAW/AA