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Pollsters predict Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will win the first round of the March 4 election for the presidency with more than half the vote, even as the opposition continues to hold rallies in protest. In this picture, from February 4, 2012, people rallied in central Moscow to urge Putin to quit power. One of the posters reads: "Samara is for Prokhorov!" Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is the only independent allowed by election officials to run.