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In pictures: Russia's resurgent bombers
Bear's return

This is the Russian Bear taking off from Engels, an air force base in central Russia.

These enormous Tu-95 bombers have a range of more than 10,000km (6,250 miles).

Since the end of the Cold War, they have been virtually grounded. But this summer, President Vladimir Putin ordered their return to the skies.

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