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SHOTLIST:

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MOSCOW - DEC. 27, 2012

1. Still of President Vladimir Putin seated in front of a microphone

Moscow - Dec. 26, 2012

2. Still of Protesters in Moscow demonstrating against Russian Parliament's endorsement of anti-US adoption bill

3. Still of Protesters in Moscow demonstrating against Russian Parliament's endorsement of anti-US adoption bill

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NEW YORK - DEC. 26, 2012

4. SOUNDBITE: Laurie Goldheim/ Trustee, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

"I think that the children have become the poilitcal pawns in an issue that has nothing to do with them."

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MOSCOW - DEC. 26, 2012

5. Still of Putin on a widescreen TV screen

6. Still of protester carrying a drawing of children

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Moscow - Dec. 26, 2012

6. Map of Russia showing where Russian adoptions take place by region seen on a laptop computer.

7. Close-up of magazine promoting Russian adoptions.

PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN HAS SIGNED A BILL BANNING AMERICANS FROM ADOPTING RUSSIAN CHILDREN.

THE BILL HAS ANGERED SOME RUSSIANS AND AMERICAN LEGAL EXPERTS WHO ARGUE IT VICTIMIZES CHILDREN TO MAKE A POLITICAL POINT.

Soundbite: Laurie Goldheim/ Trustee, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

"I think that the children have become the political pawns in an issue that has nothing to do with them."

THE LAW ALSO BLOCKS DOZENS OF RUSSIAN CHILDREN NOW IN THE PROCESS OF BEING ADOPTED BY AMERICAN FAMILIES FROM LEAVING THE COUNTRY.

THE U.S. IS THE BIGGEST DESTINATION FOR ADOPTED RUSSIAN CHILDREN.

MORE THAN 60,000 RUSSIAN ORPHANS HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN BY AMERICANS OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES.

Tim McGuire/Associated Press

 

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