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Graduation Amid Devastation: A Photographer's Striking Images Of Students From War-Torn Chernihiv

Graduation photos are a usually a happy reminder of one of life's biggest milestones. For a group of students in Ukraine's war-torn city of Chernihiv, their nontraditional graduation photos, with the city's destruction as a backdrop, serve as a record of lives interrupted by military conflict. RFE/RL spoke with Ukrainian photographer Stanislav Senyk about the striking images he captured.

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