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The Week Ahead: August 1-7

Exhibition The Other View: The Early Berlin Wall opens on August 5 in the capital of Germany on the 50th anniversary of the erection of the Wall
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

MONDAY, August 1:

Azerbaijan: The country marks 10 years since switching to the Latin alphabet.

Bosnia-Herzegovina/Israel: Jerusalem District Court expected to rule on the extradition of Bosnian Serb Aleksandar Cvetkovic, accused of belonging to one of the firing squads that executed some 8,000 men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995.

Russia/U.S.: Russian city of Ulan-Ude hosts first Russian-American Child Welfare Forum (to August 6).

World: Switzerland hosts the Locarno International Film Festival (to August 13).

World: World Breastfeeding Week starts (to August 7).

World: The holy month of Ramadan begins.

TUESDAY, August 2:

Montenegro: Herceg Novi Film Festival opens (to August 8).

WEDNESDAY, August 3:

Afghanistan: Kabul's deadline for bids on developing Afghan ore deposits expires.

Egypt: Former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons go on trial over the killing of protesters in Cairo in February.

Russia: Moscow hosts the first Congress of Russian Taxi Drivers.

THURSDAY, August 4:

Internet: Israeli city of Haifa hosts Wikipedia's annual international conference - Wikimania 2011 (to August 7).

U.S.: President Barack Obama turns 50.

FRIDAY, August 5:

Croatia: The country marks Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day.

Germany: Exhibition The Other View: The Early Berlin Wall opens in the capital on the 50th anniversary of the erection of the Wall (to October 3).

SATURDAY, August 6:

Georgia/Russia: Russian air company S7 opens charter flights between Moscow and Kutaisi.

SUNDAY, August 7:

Georgia/Russia: The countries mark the third anniversary of the start of the 2008 Russia-Georgia war.

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