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Nikolay Korzhov

Europe

The Kurils: A difficult life on the disputed islands

Locals say life is tough and development slow as Russian and Japanese leaders fail to come to agreement over dispute.

China

In Pictures: Crackdown on China's 'Sin City'

Authorities in Dongguan city have attempted to eradicate the world's oldest profession, but it still survives.

War & Conflict

In Pictures: The Beslan massacre, 10 years on

The deadliest terror attack in modern Russia's history led to the deaths of 334 hostages, more than half children.

Politics

In Pictures: Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong’s annual democracy protest: biggest in recent years

Politics

South Ossetia holds polls amid slow recovery

Georgia's breakaway region, ravaged by war in 2008, is more stable now but continues to suffer economically.

In Pictures

In Pictures: Russia's decaying villages

Thousands of villages have a population of less than ten people, and many more lack adequate infrastructure.

In Pictures

In Pictures: China's Guizhou Province

Despite rapid growth, the historically poor region continues to struggle with underdevelopment and emigration.

In Pictures

In Pictures: China's Yao community

Women from the Yao ethnic minority in China's south cut their dark hair only once in a lifetime.

In Pictures

In Pictures: Welcoming the year of the horse

From contemplative prayer to eye-popping fireworks, celebrations marking Chinese New Year are always spectacular.

In Pictures

In Pictures: China's annual human migration

Some 3.5 billion journeys will be made by people returning from cities to their hometowns to celebrate the new year.

China

Inside China's troubled far west

Ethnic Uighurs say they face economic difficulties and worry their culture will be wiped out by assimilation.

In Pictures

In Pictures: Myanmar's neck ring women

Among the Kayan tribe the ancient custom of wearing neck rings for life is on the decline.