2009 Photo Contest, People in the News, Stories, 2nd prize

Justyna Mielnikiewicz

for The New York Times

13 August, 2008

A family flees Gori after Russian tanks entered the town on August 13. In August, fighting broke out between the Georgian army and separatist forces in the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops entered the region, which is home to many ethnic Russians, in support of the separatists. As the conflict spread beyond the boundary of South Ossetia, people fled their homes.

About the photographer

Justyna Mielnikiewicz

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