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Something For The Weekend

If you missed these stories from RFE/RL this week and are looking for something to read/watch over the weekend, try these:

Golnaz Esfandiari looks at the decisive role Iran's "silent voters" -- those who skipped voting in 2005 -- are likely to play in the upcoming presidential vote.

In a video interview with RFE/RL, the head of U.S. Central Command, General David Petraeus, says that the expected closure of Guantanamo and the abandonment of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques will "help" U.S. efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Olga Serebryanaya highlights the case of a Russian blogger taking on the police, after the death of his pregnant wife.

And Brian Whitmore assesses the chances of another war this summer between Russia and Georgia.

-- Luke Allnutt

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