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Postcards From The Edge: Daghestan In Pictures

Russia's restive province of Daghestan has had a tough time of late. The assassination last week of a moderate Muslim leader threatens to add new fuel to a cycle of insurgent attacks and government crackdowns, which have seen scores of people die in recent months. Nonetheless, as Reuters photographer Maria Turchenkova discovered on a recent visit, life goes on for inhabitants of the troubled Caucasus region, despite the precarious security situation.

Men build a new madrasah, or religious school, in the village of Gimry.
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Men build a new madrasah, or religious school, in the village of Gimry.

Young men and boys pose for a street picture in Gimry.
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Young men and boys pose for a street picture in Gimry.

A boy hides his face behind a balloon on a street in Gimry.
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A boy hides his face behind a balloon on a street in Gimry.

A man rides his bicycle in the mountain village of Gimry.
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A man rides his bicycle in the mountain village of Gimry.

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