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Talking Trash In Sochi

A few residents of the Lazarevsky region on the outskirts of Sochi are campaigning against what they say is illegal dumping at a landfill there. Although the garbage dump was officially closed in June 2012, it has continued to grow -- sometimes during the night -- as Sochi undergoes massive renovations ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Garbage smolders on the heap and a nearby river takes on a dark brown color as it passes through the area. (Photos by Abbas Atilay, RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service)