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Russia's Putin and Medvedev work out together

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Media captionThe two leaders shared a morning workout in Sochi

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev have been pictured sharing a morning workout at a government residence in Sochi.

Video and still images released by state news agency Tass show the two leaders in tracksuits lifting weights.

Later they shared a breakfast, barbecuing some of the food themselves.

Mr Putin is known in Russia for his strong-man image and has previously been pictured fishing, horse-riding, and hunting, often shirtless.

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Image caption The workout took place on the final Sunday of the summer holiday
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Image caption The leaders were at Mr Putin's summer residence, Bocharov Stream
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Image caption They took it in turns to watch each other on the equipment
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Image caption Mr Putin has cultivated an strongman image in Russia
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Image caption After the workout the two leaders sat down for breakfast
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Image caption After barbecuing their own steaks, Mr Putin and Mr Medvedev drank tea

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