Putin has never shied away from getting his hands dirty, but he draws the line at staining his shirts. Whether riding a horse or stalking game, Putin loves getting physical.
Above, Putin fishes in the headwaters of the Yenisei River of the Russian Tuva republic on Aug. 13, 2007. In 2007, Time magazine named President Vladimir Putin its person of the year in recognition of the Russian leader's role in making Moscow "a critical linchpin of the 21st century." The award, which is not considered an honor so much as a recognition of the most powerful forces shaping the world, was awarded for Putin's role in reshaping a country that Time's Managing Editor Richard Stengel said had "fallen off our mental map."