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How Clinton, Bush and Obama handled their first Putin meetings

Haraz N. Ghanbari / AP

On Friday in Hamburg, Donald Trump will become the fourth U.S. president to meet with Vladimir Putin since he assumed power in 2000. The most pressing issues on the table include Russian interference in the U.S. election, Putin's support for the Syrian regime and potential areas of cooperation, including on terrorism.

A look at Putin's first meetings with Trump's predecessors: