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Tuesday, 5 September, 2000, 14:52 GMT 15:52 UK
Putin takes a tumble
Russia's President Vladimir Putin was overthrown on Tuesday... by a 10-year old Japanese schoolgirl.

Judo throw 1
Mr Putin, who holds a blackbelt in Judo, ended his three-day visit to Japan with a visit to Tokyo's Kodokan Judo Centre

Judo throw 2
But the Russian strongman met his match in the form of 10-year-old Natsumi Gomi

Judo throw 3
With host Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori looking on, the rising Judo star easily swept the former KGB boss off his feet

Judo throw 4
Naturally Mr Putin said he let Natsumi throw him - but then who's going to argue with a blackbelt?
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