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ONTD_Political's PotD: April 8, 2010.


US President Barack Obama (L) and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev grimace after signing a landmark treaty at the Prague Castle in Prague on April 8, 2010. Obama and Medvedev signed a landmark treaty committing their nations to major nuclear arms cuts. Under the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), the former Cold War foes will be allowed a maximum of 1,550 deployed warheads, about 30 percent lower than a limit set in 2002. It also imposes limits on the air and submarine-borne intercontinental ballistic missiles that carry warheads.

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US President Barack Obama arrives to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on April 7, 2010 to leave for Prague, Czech Republic, where Obama will sign a landmark nuclear treaty with Russia. Analysts said the treaty, one of the last symbolic remnants of the Cold War era, will also enhance Obama's long-term goal of eradicating nuclear weapons entirely, a target even he admits is unlikely to be realized in his lifetime. The United States has said it currently has some 2,200 nuclear warheads, while Russia is believed to have about 3,000.

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The shadows of US President Barack Obama (R), his Czech counterpart Vaclav Klaus (C) and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev are cast on the floor as they pose for a family photo at Prague Castle on April 8, 2010. 

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US President Barack Obama (L) and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev exchange documents after signing the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in Prague on April 8, 2010. Obama and Medvedev signed a landmark treaty committing their nations to major nuclear arms cuts. Under the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), the former Cold War foes will be allowed a maximum of 1,550 deployed warheads, about 30 percent lower than a limit set in 2002. It also imposes limits on the air and submarine-borne intercontinental ballistic missiles that carry warheads.

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