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<p>Commuters wait for a cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, Georgia, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

Commuters wait for a cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, Georgia, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Commuters wait for a cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, Georgia, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>A boy stands at the door of a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura,  northwest of Tbilisi, Georgia, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A boy stands at the door of a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, Georgia, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A boy stands at the door of a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, Georgia, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>A conductor closes the doors of a 60-year-old cable car before its departure in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A conductor closes the doors of a 60-year-old cable car before its departure in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A conductor closes the doors of a 60-year-old cable car before its departure in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>Lasha Ghughunishvili, 32, operates cable cars from his booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. 

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Lasha Ghughunishvili, 32, operates cable cars from his booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Lasha Ghughunishvili, 32, operates cable cars from his booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>A commuter looks out of the window of a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A commuter looks out of the window of a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A commuter looks out of the window of a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>A conductor sits inside a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A conductor sits inside a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A conductor sits inside a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>A commuter pushes a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A commuter pushes a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A commuter pushes a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>A cable car passes above apartment buildings in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A cable car passes above apartment buildings in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A cable car passes above apartment buildings in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>A communication device is seen inside a cable car in the town of Chiatura,  northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A communication device is seen inside a cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A communication device is seen inside a cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>Commuters chat inside a cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. . REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

Commuters chat inside a cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. . REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Commuters chat inside a cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. . REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>Commuters travel by cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

Commuters travel by cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Commuters travel by cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>A cable car passes above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A cable car passes above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A cable car passes above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>An icon of Jesus is seen inside a cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

An icon of Jesus is seen inside a cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

An icon of Jesus is seen inside a cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>The town of Chiatura is seen from inside a cable car, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

The town of Chiatura is seen from inside a cable car, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

The town of Chiatura is seen from inside a cable car, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>Cable car operator Tea Kekenadze, 30, watches commuters entering the cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

Cable car operator Tea Kekenadze, 30, watches commuters entering the cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Cable car operator Tea Kekenadze, 30, watches commuters entering the cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>A 60-year-old cable car passes above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A 60-year-old cable car passes above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A 60-year-old cable car passes above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>Cable car control devices are seen inside an operator's booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

Cable car control devices are seen inside an operator's booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Cable car control devices are seen inside an operator's booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>People sit in front of a cable car station in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

People sit in front of a cable car station in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

People sit in front of a cable car station in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>A cable car casts a shadow on a residential building in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A cable car casts a shadow on a residential building in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A cable car casts a shadow on a residential building in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>A commuter looks out from a cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A commuter looks out from a cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A commuter looks out from a cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>Malkhaz Kapanadze, 36, oils and checks a cable car during maintenance work in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

Malkhaz Kapanadze, 36, oils and checks a cable car during maintenance work in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Malkhaz Kapanadze, 36, oils and checks a cable car during maintenance work in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>People pass a cable car station that is not running during a power cut in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

People pass a cable car station that is not running during a power cut in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

People pass a cable car station that is not running during a power cut in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>Fati Ghavtadze, 45, operates a cable car from her booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

Fati Ghavtadze, 45, operates a cable car from her booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Fati Ghavtadze, 45, operates a cable car from her booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>Eliza Kobiashvili, 56, operates 60-year-old cable cars from her booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

Eliza Kobiashvili, 56, operates 60-year-old cable cars from her booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Eliza Kobiashvili, 56, operates 60-year-old cable cars from her booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>A 60-year-old cable car passes above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A 60-year-old cable car passes above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A 60-year-old cable car passes above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>A cable car travels above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A cable car travels above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A cable car travels above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>Cable cars pass above an industrial area in Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

Cable cars pass above an industrial area in Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Cable cars pass above an industrial area in Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 25, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>Cable car operator Lasha Ghughunishvili, 32, speaks on his mobile phone inside a booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

Cable car operator Lasha Ghughunishvili, 32, speaks on his mobile phone inside a booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Cable car operator Lasha Ghughunishvili, 32, speaks on his mobile phone inside a booth in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>A cable car passes above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

A cable car passes above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A cable car passes above the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>Commuters get out of a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013.  REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili</p>

Commuters get out of a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Commuters get out of a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, northwest of Tbilisi, September 12, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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