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In this July 26, 2002, photo, Russian weapons designer Mikhail Kalashnikov presents his legendary assault rifle to the media while opening the exhibition "Kalashnikov: Legend and Curse of a Weapon" at a weapons museum in Suhl, Germany.

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In this July 26, 2002, photo, Russian weapons designer Mikhail Kalashnikov presents his legendary assault rifle to the media while opening the exhibition "Kalashnikov: Legend and Curse of a Weapon" at a weapons museum in Suhl, Germany.