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A group of VIPs open the valve for the Nord Stream gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. From left: French prime minister Francois Fillon (1st), German chancellor Angela Merkel (3rd), Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte (4th), Russian president Dmitri Medvedev (5th), EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger (7th). The ceremony was held at the landfall site if the pipe at Lubmin on the German Baltic coast.