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In pictures: Georgia in crisis

Artur, a son of Russian soldier Oleg Golovanov killed in Tskhinvali, attends his funeral  in  Zavodsky  on 12 August

Funerals continued on Tuesday for those killed in the conflict over South Ossetia. Here, the son of a Russian soldier killed in Tskhinvali stands by his father's coffin in the town of Zavodsky.

Blood stains a pavement in Gori after an artillery strike on 12 August

In the hours before Russia declared an end to military operations, an artillery strike on the Georgian town of Gori killed several people.

A woman cries after her house was hit by a shell in Gori, Georgia

This woman in Gori was distraught after her house was hit by a shell. The town, close to South Ossetia, was used by Georgia to launch its military operation last week.

A Russian officer passes a ruined administrative building in Tskhinvali on 11 August

Photographers followed Russian troops into Tskhinvali to record the damage to the South Ossetian capital.

A man identified as an "Ossetian soldier" makes a phone call beside a wrecked tank in Tskhinvali on 11 August

Wrecked tanks, at least some of them Georgian, littered the streets as Russian troops and Ossetian fighters wandered around.

Nicolas Sarkozy (left) meets Sergei Medvedev in Moscow on 12 August

French President Nicolas Sarkozy (left) met his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, in Moscow, where they announced that a French-brokered peace plan had been agreed by Russia.

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili addresses a rally in Tbilisi on 12 August

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili rallied his supporters in Tbilisi to accuse Russia of "heartless destruction" of Georgian citizens.

Georgian rally for a speech by President Mikhail Saakashvili in Tbilisi on 12 August

Tens of thousands of people waved Georgian flags and applauded the president's speech.

Abkhaz fighters chat to children near Gali, Abkhazia, on 12 August

Meanwhile, in Abkhazia, Georgia's other breakaway province, separatist fighters relaxed after Georgia pulled out its remaining forces.




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