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In pictures: Ossetia crisis deepens

Russian convoy (09/08/08)

A convoy of Russian troops rumbles through the mountains near the South Ossetian village of Dzhaba.

Russian tanks near the village of Dzhaba  (09/08/08)

Russia has sent hundreds of tanks, armoured personnel carriers and other military vehicles into the conflict zone over the past few days.

Child refugee  (09/08/08)

There has been an influx of refugees, including this child waiting to be registered, from South Ossetia into Russia.

Georgian soldiers  (09/08/08)

Georgian soldiers in the strategic Georgian town of Gori, where troops are being deployed before heading to the frontlines.

Ethnic Ossetian fighters  (09/08/08)

A group of irregular ethnic Ossetian fighters wait to cross the border into the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia, in support of Russian troops.

A Georgian woman crying in front of an hospital in Gori  (09/08/08)

Civilians across the region have been caught up in the violence.

An injured Russian soldier  (09/08/08)

A Russian soldier injured in fighting with Georgian troops is given medical assistance in the town Dzhava, South Ossetia.

Georgian soldier  (09/08/08)

A Russian television channel shows a dead Georgian soldier lying on the street in Tskhinvali.

Refugee convoy  (09/08/08)

The UN refugee agency believes that between 4,000 and 5,000 have crossed the border into Russia. The agency says about 2,400 people have fled to other parts of Georgia.




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