Nagorno-Karabakh

A saleswoman makes "janghialov hats", a traditional dish made by a mix of 7-8 tipes of greens covered in dough, in a food market in Stepanakert. With a population of 140.000, the majority being Armenians, Nagorno Karabakh Republic aims to achieve political and economical stability. The high unemployment rate, low salaries and the lack of opportunities for the youngsters make the unrecognized republic to be a hard place to live. Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, 20 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

A saleswoman cracks nuts in a food market in Stepanakert. With a population of 140.000, the majority being Armenians, Nagorno Karabakh Republic aims to achieve political and economical stability. The high unemployment rate, low salaries and the lack of opportunities for the youngsters make the unrecognized republic to be a hard place to live. Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, 20 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

A group of girls plays on the gas tank in a residential district in the capital Stepanakert. With a population of 140.000, the majority being Armenians, Nagorno Karabakh Republic aims to achieve political and economical stability. The high unemployment rate, low salaries and the lack of opportunities for the youngsters make the unrecognized republic to be a hard place to live. Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, 20 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

Student Bella Gasparyan (age 10) plays on kanun instrument during a school class in the Khomitas Musical School from Stepanakert. Besides learning the classical instruments, the pupils also learn how to play to traditional instruments like duduk, kanun, zurna, oud or saz. Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, 20 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

Teacher Nona Valerigna (age 33) gives instructions on kanun instrument, to her student Bella Gasparyan (age 10) during a school class in the Khomitas Musical School from Stepanakert. Besides learning the classical instruments, the pupils also learn how to play to traditional instruments like duduk, kanun, zurna, oud or saz. Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, 20 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

A schoolgirl walks down the stairs in the Khomitas Musical School from Stepanakert. Besides learning the classical instruments, the pupils also learn how to play to traditional instruments like duduk, kanun, zurna, oud or saz. Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, 20 September 2008.

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Children play with a ball in a residential district in the capital Stepanakert. With a population of 140.000, the majority being Armenians, Nagorno Karabakh Republic aims to achieve political and economical stability. The high unemployment rate, low salaries and the lack of opportunities for the youngsters make the unrecognized republic to be a hard place to live. Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, 20 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

Laundries are hung up for drying between apartment blocks in a residential district in Stepanakert. With a population of 140.000, the majority being Armenians, Nagorno Karabakh Republic aims to achieve political and economical stability. The high unemployment rate, low salaries and the lack of opportunities for the youngsters make the unrecognized republic to be a hard place to live. Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, 20 September 2008.

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An obsidian carved ledger with a picture of an Armenian war hero dressed in his military uniform is seen on a gravestone in the War Memorial cemetery in Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. With a population of 140.000, the majority being Armenians, Nagorno Karabakh Republic aims to achieve political and economical stability. The high unemployment rate, low salaries and the lack of opportunities for the youngsters make the unrecognized republic to be a hard place to live. Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, 20 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

The ruins of Aghdam, city at the borderline between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan has been totally destroyed during the armed conflict and afterwards. It is now a ghost-city, who once had it's own airport and a population of 160.000. Being on the borderline, there are still fights going on in this area which is considered a buffer zone between the two countries. The place is also known to be dangerous for it's unexploted mines. There is no official report of mines left unexploded, but it is certain that Nagorno-Karabakh is one of the former Soviet Union territories with the greatest area of minefields. Aghdam, Nagorno-Karabakh, 19 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

The ruins of Aghdam, city at the borderline between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan has been totally destroyed during the armed conflict and afterwards. It is now a ghost-city, who once had it's own airport and a population of 160.000. Being on the borderline, there are still fights going on in this area which is considered a buffer zone between the two countries. The place is also known to be dangerous for it's unexploted mines. There is no official report of mines left unexploded, but it is certain that Nagorno-Karabakh is one of the former Soviet Union territories with the greatest area of minefields. Aghdam, Nagorno-Karabakh, 19 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

The ruins of Aghdam, city at the borderline between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan has been totally destroyed during the armed conflict and afterwards. It is now a ghost-city, who once had it's own airport and a population of 160.000. Being on the borderline, there are still fights going on in this area which is considered a buffer zone between the two countries. The place is also known to be dangerous for it's unexploted mines. There is no official report of mines left unexploded, but it is certain that Nagorno-Karabakh is one of the former Soviet Union territories with the greatest area of minefields. Aghdam, Nagorno-Karabakh, 19 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

The ruins of Aghdam, city at the borderline between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan has been totally destroyed during the armed conflict and afterwards. It is now a ghost-city, who once had it's own airport and a population of 160.000. Being on the borderline, there are still fights going on in this area which is considered a buffer zone between the two countries. The place is also known to be dangerous for it's unexploted mines. There is no official report of mines left unexploded, but it is certain that Nagorno-Karabakh is one of the former Soviet Union territories with the greatest area of minefields. Aghdam, Nagorno-Karabakh, 19 September 2008.

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A grup of cows are grazing next to a water supply pipe deliberately pricked to lower the pressure inside the pipes and to irrigate the lands, Aghdam region, Nagorno-Karabakh, 19 September 2008.

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A residential district is seen from a window in Khojaly city, Nagorno-Karabakh. The city is a military base, situated near the border with Azerbaijan and 10 km Northeast of the capital Stepanakert. The city is known for the Khojaly Massacre committed on 25–26 February 1992 by the Armenian and, partially, by CIS armed forces (the Russian 366th Motor Rifle Regiment) during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. Khojaly, Nagorno-Karabakh, 19 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

A dryer room in an apartment block in Khojaly city, Nagorno-Karabakh. The city is a military base, situated near the border with Azerbaijan and 10 km Northeast of the capital Stepanakert. The city is known for the Khojaly Massacre committed on 25–26 February 1992 by the Armenian and, partially, by CIS armed forces (the Russian 366th Motor Rifle Regiment) during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. Khojaly, Nagorno-Karabakh, 19 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

Women talk in the hallway of an apartment block in Khojaly city, Nagorno-Karabakh. The city is a military base, situated near the border with Azerbaijan and 10 km Northeast of the capital Stepanakert. The city is known for the Khojaly Massacre committed on 25–26 February 1992 by the Armenian and, partially, by CIS armed forces (the Russian 366th Motor Rifle Regiment) during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. Khojaly, Nagorno-Karabakh, 19 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

A woman fills the plastic buckets with water in front of an apartment building damaged during the war period, in Khojaly city, Nagorno-Karabakh. The city is a military base, situated near the border with Azerbaijan and 10 km Northeast of the capital Stepanakert. The city is known for the Khojaly Massacre committed on 25–26 February 1992 by the Armenian and, partially, by CIS armed forces (the Russian 366th Motor Rifle Regiment) during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. Khojaly, Nagorno-Karabakh, 19 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

An apartment block is seen in Khojaly city, Nagorno-Karabakh. The city is a military base, situated near the border with Azerbaijan and 10 km Northeast of the capital Stepanakert. The city is known for the Khojaly Massacre committed on 25–26 February 1992 by the Armenian and, partially, by CIS armed forces (the Russian 366th Motor Rifle Regiment) during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. Khojaly, Nagorno-Karabakh, 19 September 2008.

Nagorno-Karabakh

A boy watches from his apartment's window situated in a building damaged during the war period, in Khojaly city, Nagorno-Karabakh. The city is a military base, situated near the border with Azerbaijan and 10 km Northeast of the capital Stepanakert. The city is known for the Khojaly Massacre committed on 25–26 February 1992 by the Armenian and, partially, by CIS armed forces (the Russian 366th Motor Rifle Regiment) during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. Khojaly, Nagorno-Karabakh, 19 September 2008.


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