Putin tops Forbes 'World's Most Powerful People' list

Russian Vladimir Putin takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin Wall, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Forbes is out with its annual "World's Most Powerful People" list.

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes the number one spot for the second year in a row above President Obama. The top five on the list remain the same as 2013, with Pope Francis at number four and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at number five.

President Obama comes in second out of a list of 72 world leaders.

Click through the gallery below to see the top ten spots on the list, and read the full list here.

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