(R-L) Bolivian President Evo Morales, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and other
officials pose for a picture at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum at the Kremlin in Moscow, July 1, 2013. Putin on Monday defended the long-term supply deals under which Russia exports the
bulk of its natural gas, saying abandoning them would undermine global energy security. Source: Reuters
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