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Chechnya: From the inside

Chechen youth smoke hookah at a billiard club in Grozny, Chechnya. Hookah is now outlawed in the Islamic republic.
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Chechen youth smoke hookah at a billiard club in Grozny, Chechnya. Hookah is now outlawed in the Islamic republic.
A couple on a date at a local park in Grozny.

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A couple on a date at a local park in Grozny.
Military guards at a check point in Itum Kale, Chechnya.

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Military guards at a check point in Itum Kale, Chechnya.
The centre of Grozny

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The centre of Grozny
Chechen women at a luxury store in Grozny City, a shopping center in the capital of Grozny.

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Chechen women at a luxury store in Grozny City, a shopping center in the capital of Grozny.
The centre of Grozny

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The centre of Grozny
A destroyed apartment building the Zavodskoi region in Grozny, Chechnya

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A destroyed apartment building the Zavodskoi region in Grozny, Chechnya
A Chechen woman with her kid at home

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A Chechen woman with her kid at home
Chechen women at a salon, one of hundreds, popping up in downtown Grozny.

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Chechen women at a salon, one of hundreds, popping up in downtown Grozny.
Grozny City, a complex of high-rise towers seen through the central mosque in downtown Grozny, Chechnya

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Grozny City, a complex of high-rise towers seen through the central mosque in downtown Grozny, Chechnya
First graders at school in Grozny.

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First graders at school in Grozny.
Girls must wear headscarves as part of the dress code.

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Girls must wear headscarves as part of the dress code.
A friend helps a bride out of limousine her family rented for the wedding.  Her wedding cost 500,000 rubles ($17,000), an average price in modern-day Chechnya.

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A friend helps a bride out of limousine her family rented for the wedding. Her wedding cost 500,000 rubles ($17,000), an average price in modern-day Chechnya.
Milana, 19, surrounded by students on her wedding day.

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Milana, 19, surrounded by students on her wedding day.
A Chechen family having a meal together.

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A Chechen family having a meal together.
February 24, 2012

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