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FILE - In this July 6, 2007 file photo Mikhail Kalashnikov holds a prototype of his famous AK-47 assault rifle, during a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the worldwide assault rifle's creation in the Russia's Armed Forces Central Museum in Moscow. Kalashnikov, whose work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world�s most popular firearm, died Monday at the age of 94 in a hospital of the city of Izhevsk in the Western Urals of Russia, where he lived. The AK-47 has been favored by guerrillas, terrorists and the soldiers of many armies, with an estimated 100 million guns spread worldwide. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)

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