September 12, 2014 Issue

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These East Ukrainian children prepare for their first day back at school at a time when tensions are rising in their country following President Putin’s call for talks on “statehood” in the region. All the children are carrying bouquets of flowers as part of a ceremony known as Day of Knowledge, which takes place on September 1. Bells ring in every school, college and university announcing that the holidays are over and work begins.
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