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Houses of God

Issue: "Two-ring circus," Sept. 6, 2008

A Georgian villager prays in a small church near Gori, northeast of the capital Tbilisi. Gori residents saw airstrikes and heavy shelling of the city during five days of war following a Russian invasion of Georgia Aug. 8. On Aug. 26 Russia unilaterally declared two Russian-dominated regions of the country independent, promising further tension for Georgia and its Western allies.

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