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On The Rails In Georgia

Trains move slowly through the landscape of Georgia, and that's exactly how Vakho Khetaguri likes it. The photographer, who works in stark black and white, recently exhibited his ongoing project on a form of transport that was once considered the height of progress in Georgia -- but is now used mostly by low-income travelers.

Women return to their villages after a day spent selling crops in Tbilisi.
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Women return to their villages after a day spent selling crops in Tbilisi.

Women carrying water from a spring several kilometers away from their village in the Tskhinvali region.
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Women carrying water from a spring several kilometers away from their village in the Tskhinvali region.

A winter night in Tbilisi.
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A winter night in Tbilisi.

A boy stands at the window of a train, as it passes through the Borjomi Gorge.
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A boy stands at the window of a train, as it passes through the Borjomi Gorge.

Passengers ride on the Tbilisi-Kutaisi route.
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Passengers ride on the Tbilisi-Kutaisi route.

Passing suburbs on a winter evening
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Passing suburbs on a winter evening

A passenger watches the landscape as his train rolls through Uplistsikhe.
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A passenger watches the landscape as his train rolls through Uplistsikhe.

A passenger against the backdrop of a settlement for internally displaced persons, constructed after Russia's 2008 invasion of Georgia.
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A passenger against the backdrop of a settlement for internally displaced persons, constructed after Russia's 2008 invasion of Georgia.

A smoker and disused trains in Tbilisi
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A smoker and disused trains in Tbilisi

This family lives in an old building near the railroad. They earn their living by collecting scrap metal.
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This family lives in an old building near the railroad. They earn their living by collecting scrap metal.

An out-of-service railroad line in Rustavi
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An out-of-service railroad line in Rustavi

A pathway glimpsed from the Borjomi-Tbilisi route
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A pathway glimpsed from the Borjomi-Tbilisi route

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