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March 14, 2011

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A member of an emergency services special unit fires a shell towards the upper slopes to clear snow buildup above the Transcaucasian highway near the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz on Sunday. Avalanches are a constant threat on the road which is the only route connecting Russia to South Ossetia.

PHOTO: Kazbek Basayev/Reuters

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