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NewsHour photo slide show I shot just posted

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Below is a link to a photo slide show I shot for the PBS NewsHour. It was just posted and marks the one year anniversary of the war between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia. I went down there for Time Magazine right before I left Russia to go to Madrid then to Kabul by way of Istanbul and Dubai.

A dinner marks the one year anniversary of the deaths of a woman's husband, son and daughter when Georgian forces attacked the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali last August

A dinner marks the one year anniversary of the deaths of a woman's husband, son and daughter when Georgian forces attacked the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali last August

In August 2008, Georgia launched a military operation to take control of the breakaway province of South Ossetia — an operation Russia crushed. Since then, Russia has recognized South Ossetia and another breakaway region, Abkhazia, as independent states. A year later, residents from both countries held vigils to remember the lives lost.

Tensions Remain A Year After Georgia-Russian War

My stories from the trip can be found at:

One Year On, Could Russia and Georgia Fight Another War?

A Year After War, S. Ossetia More Dependent on Russia

In South Ossetia, Families Remain Torn Apart

Photographs from the two years I spent in Russia and the former Soviet Union can be found at:

www.lightstalkers.org/john_wendle

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Written by johnwendle

September 5, 2009 at 7:50 pm

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