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Maikel López has a small fruit and food stall that supplies neighborhoods in Camagüey, Cuba. The stall allows residents not to have to go to crowded state markets. (Photo: R. Fernández)
25 Sep 20
The crackdown on street vendors selling basic goods means people have to join long queues in government-run shops.
The Otobaia-Orsantia Bridge, where Otar Jobava's corpse was found. (Photo: Tamuna Shonia)
16 Sep 20
With the checkpoint closed, some residents of Abkhazia are risking their lives to access services.
(Illustration by Baleria Mena)
2 Sep 20
Low state pensions mean that older people risk exposure to the virus to make ends meet.
At the Stanytsia Luhanska checkpoint, people who arrived from the Luhansk side are waiting for Ukrainian border guards' permission to enter the Ukrainian-controlled territory. (Photo: The Right to Protection NGO)
28 Aug 20
Some people are desperate to find a way to leave the de facto republics.
The Statue of Nariman Narimanov in Marneuli. (Photo: Joseph Alexander Smith)
23 Jul 20
For some, Narimanov is an inspirational role model. For others, he was a Communist traitor.
A view from Tiri Monastery.
13 Jul 20
Hundreds of buildings are in dire need of restoration, but arguments continue over who has the authority to carry out works.
Two women stand outside a store in Sukhum (also known as Sukhumi). (Photo: Anaid Gogoryan)
21 May 20
Quick action may have saved territory from being harder hit by the virus.
Santa Clara, central Cuba. (Photo: Laura Rodríguez Fuentes)
20 May 20
Difficulty accessing basic supplies has made it hard to institute social distancing and lockdown measures.
President Ilham Aliyev at a recent video conference given on the current plan for the country. (Photo: Azeri Government website)
10 May 20
One-off payment was supposed to ease conditions during the lockdown period.
Panorama of war scarred Sarajevo taken in 1996, just after the siege ended. (Photo: Quasimodogeniti/Wikimedia)
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14 Apr 20
Physical contact and strong social bonds got us through the war. Nothing could prepare us for social distancing.

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