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Pankisi Gorge, Georgia, Ikonos satellite image. Lying close to the border with Chechnya, the Pankisi Gorge has received large numbers of refugees from the Chechen conflict. It has become the focus of global attention because both Russia and the US believe it is being used as a base for training Islamic militants to both fight against Russia in Chechnya and globally as part of the Al Qaeda terrorist campaign. Photographed on 11 June 2002.
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