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In pictures: Georgian fuel crisis

Queue for bottled gas near King David the Builder monument in Tbilisi

Residents of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, have been queuing for bottled gas since supplies from Russia failed.

Woman carries a sack of apples through snow in Tbilisi

Strong winds and heavy snows brought down power lines, adding to the misery of the big freeze.

Man loads his car with firewood he bought at a market in Tbilisi

The price of firewood has soared in the city, residents say.

Queue for bottled gas near King David the Builder monument in Tbilisi

Pensioners have been seen queuing for heavy gas cylinders, then struggling to get them home.

Woman uses gas canister in her home in Tbilisi

The loss of Russian supplies after explosions damaged the pipeline could hardly have come at a worse time.

Woman looks out from booth covered in icicles at a market in Tbilisi

There is also concern in the ex-Soviet state that a different kind of frost in relations with Moscow may make itself felt.




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