2009 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Wojciech Grzedzinski

Napo Images for Dziennik

09 August, 2008

A woman covers her face after a Russian bombardment. Conflict broke out between Russia and Georgia in August over the breakaway region of South Ossetia. On August 7, Georgia launched an attack on South Ossetia, saying its aim was to restore constitutional order. Russia sent troops in support of the separatists, and on August 9 staged an air attack on Gori, a Georgian town near South Ossetia. Russian troops occupied the area around Gori, but later pulled back under a ceasefire.

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Wojciech Grzedzinski

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