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Merkel and Putin visit exhibition of disputed art

21 June 2013 Last updated at 22:18 BST

Germany's Angela Merkel and Russia's Vladimir Putin have visited an exhibition featuring disputed artworks, despite reports of a row.

Earlier, German sources said their planned joint visit to the exhibition in St Petersburg had been cancelled at the last minute.

The German chancellor had reportedly planned to mention the seizure of German art by the USSR during the war.

Mr Putin denied there had been any decision to cancel the visit.

Steve Evans reports.

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