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<p>Women pass by the Heart of Chechnya mosque in Grozny in Chechnya, April 22, 2013.    REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Women pass by the Heart of Chechnya mosque in Grozny in Chechnya, April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Women pass by the Heart of Chechnya mosque in Grozny in Chechnya, April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Muslim men pray in the Heart of Chechnya Mosque in the Chechen capital Grozny April 26, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Muslim men pray in the Heart of Chechnya Mosque in the Chechen capital Grozny April 26, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Muslim men pray in the Heart of Chechnya Mosque in the Chechen capital Grozny April 26, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Children run past posters of Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and former Chechen leader, Akhmad Kadyrov, at the Akhmad Arena in Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Children run past posters of Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and former Chechen leader, Akhmad Kadyrov, at the Akhmad Arena in Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Children run past posters of Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and former Chechen leader, Akhmad Kadyrov, at the Akhmad Arena in Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Girls play on swings in a playground in the Chechen capital Grozny April 29, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Girls play on swings in a playground in the Chechen capital Grozny April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Girls play on swings in a playground in the Chechen capital Grozny April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Boys play soccer on the outskirts of the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Boys play soccer on the outskirts of the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Boys play soccer on the outskirts of the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>People wait for a bus outside Chiri-Yurt, the village where the Tsarnaev family has its roots, in Chechnya, Russia April 29, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

People wait for a bus outside Chiri-Yurt, the village where the Tsarnaev family has its roots, in Chechnya, Russia April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People wait for a bus outside Chiri-Yurt, the village where the Tsarnaev family has its roots, in Chechnya, Russia April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Terek Grozny fans support their team during a soccer match against Amkar Perm at the Akhmad Arena stadium in the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Terek Grozny fans support their team during a soccer match against Amkar Perm at the Akhmad Arena stadium in the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Terek Grozny fans support their team during a soccer match against Amkar Perm at the Akhmad Arena stadium in the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Terek Grozny fans support their team during a soccer match against Amkar Perm at the Akhmad Arena stadium in the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Terek Grozny fans support their team during a soccer match against Amkar Perm at the Akhmad Arena stadium in the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Terek Grozny fans support their team during a soccer match against Amkar Perm at the Akhmad Arena stadium in the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Participants in a local mixfight competition wrestle in the ring, with a portrait of former Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov in the background in the village of Goryachevodsk, Russia April 24, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Participants in a local mixfight competition wrestle in the ring, with a portrait of former Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov in the background in the village of Goryachevodsk, Russia April 24, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Participants in a local mixfight competition wrestle in the ring, with a portrait of former Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov in the background in the village of Goryachevodsk, Russia April 24, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Guests dance at a wedding in the Chechen capital Grozny April 24, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Guests dance at a wedding in the Chechen capital Grozny April 24, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Guests dance at a wedding in the Chechen capital Grozny April 24, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>A young woman tries on a wedding dress in an upmarket wedding salon in Grozny March 10, 2011.    REUTERS/Diana Markosian</p>

A young woman tries on a wedding dress in an upmarket wedding salon in Grozny March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Diana Markosian

A young woman tries on a wedding dress in an upmarket wedding salon in Grozny March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Diana Markosian

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<p>Chechen women chat in a cafe in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 23, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Chechen women chat in a cafe in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Chechen women chat in a cafe in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>A student attends a lesson in Sharia law at the Russian Islamic University in the Chechen capital Grozny April 23, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

A student attends a lesson in Sharia law at the Russian Islamic University in the Chechen capital Grozny April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A student attends a lesson in Sharia law at the Russian Islamic University in the Chechen capital Grozny April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Cars drive along Akhmad Kadyrov Avenue, with the Heart of Chechnya mosque and skyscrapers in the background in the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Cars drive along Akhmad Kadyrov Avenue, with the Heart of Chechnya mosque and skyscrapers in the background in the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Cars drive along Akhmad Kadyrov Avenue, with the Heart of Chechnya mosque and skyscrapers in the background in the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Muslim men arrive for Friday prayers at the central mosque in the Chechen capital Grozny April 26, 2013.    REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Muslim men arrive for Friday prayers at the central mosque in the Chechen capital Grozny April 26, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Muslim men arrive for Friday prayers at the central mosque in the Chechen capital Grozny April 26, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Members of a Chechen dance group pose for photographers at a government-organised event marking Chechen language day in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 25, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Members of a Chechen dance group pose for photographers at a government-organised event marking Chechen language day in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Members of a Chechen dance group pose for photographers at a government-organised event marking Chechen language day in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (C) watches as men load up a cannon during a government-organised event marking Chechen language day in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 25, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (C) watches as men load up a cannon during a government-organised event marking Chechen language day in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (C) watches as men load up a cannon during a government-organised event marking Chechen language day in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>A car drives past horses, standing at the edge of a road, outside the Chechen capital Grozny April 24, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

A car drives past horses, standing at the edge of a road, outside the Chechen capital Grozny April 24, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A car drives past horses, standing at the edge of a road, outside the Chechen capital Grozny April 24, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>A car is parked outside a market in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

A car is parked outside a market in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A car is parked outside a market in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Children play outside a school in the Chechen capital of Grozny September 21, 2012.   REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Children play outside a school in the Chechen capital of Grozny September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Children play outside a school in the Chechen capital of Grozny September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Players from a local football club Laman Az formed by landmine victims, with assistance from local NGO Laman Az, look on during a practice match in a sports hall in the Chechen capital Grozny November 8, 2011.   REUTERS/Diana Markosian</p>

Players from a local football club Laman Az formed by landmine victims, with assistance from local NGO Laman Az, look on during a practice match in a sports hall in the Chechen capital Grozny November 8, 2011. REUTERS/Diana Markosian

Players from a local football club Laman Az formed by landmine victims, with assistance from local NGO Laman Az, look on during a practice match in a sports hall in the Chechen capital Grozny November 8, 2011. REUTERS/Diana Markosian

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<p>President of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, dressed in the national costume, dances as part of The Day Of Chechen Language celebrations in Grozny April 25, 2010.  REUTERS/S.Dal</p>

President of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, dressed in the national costume, dances as part of The Day Of Chechen Language celebrations in Grozny April 25, 2010. REUTERS/S.Dal

President of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, dressed in the national costume, dances as part of The Day Of Chechen Language celebrations in Grozny April 25, 2010. REUTERS/S.Dal

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<p>Members of a youth club supporting former Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov (printed on flag) march along a street during a rally in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 25, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Members of a youth club supporting former Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov (printed on flag) march along a street during a rally in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Members of a youth club supporting former Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov (printed on flag) march along a street during a rally in the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 25, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Patients consult Islamic healer Timur Chamaev at the Islamic Medical Centre in the Chechen capital of Grozny July 20, 2011.   REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Patients consult Islamic healer Timur Chamaev at the Islamic Medical Centre in the Chechen capital of Grozny July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

Patients consult Islamic healer Timur Chamaev at the Islamic Medical Centre in the Chechen capital of Grozny July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Muslim men wait for Friday prayers in the Heart of Chechnya Mosque in the Chechen capital Grozny April 26, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Muslim men wait for Friday prayers in the Heart of Chechnya Mosque in the Chechen capital Grozny April 26, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Muslim men wait for Friday prayers in the Heart of Chechnya Mosque in the Chechen capital Grozny April 26, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Women sweep a road in front of a mosque in Grozny, the capital of the Russia's Caucasus republic of Chechnya May 9, 2008. REUTERS/Said Tsarnayev</p>

Women sweep a road in front of a mosque in Grozny, the capital of the Russia's Caucasus republic of Chechnya May 9, 2008. REUTERS/Said Tsarnayev

Women sweep a road in front of a mosque in Grozny, the capital of the Russia's Caucasus republic of Chechnya May 9, 2008. REUTERS/Said Tsarnayev

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<p>The skyscrapers of the Grozny city complex are seen in the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

The skyscrapers of the Grozny city complex are seen in the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The skyscrapers of the Grozny city complex are seen in the Chechen capital Grozny April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>An aerial view shows the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 29, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

An aerial view shows the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

An aerial view shows the centre of the Chechen capital Grozny April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>A woman stands near the Eternal Flame in Grozny in Chechnya, April 22, 2013.   REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

A woman stands near the Eternal Flame in Grozny in Chechnya, April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A woman stands near the Eternal Flame in Grozny in Chechnya, April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>A boy walks along the street in Chiri-Yurt, the village where the Tsarnaev family has its roots, in Chechnya, Russia April 29, 2013.    REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

A boy walks along the street in Chiri-Yurt, the village where the Tsarnaev family has its roots, in Chechnya, Russia April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A boy walks along the street in Chiri-Yurt, the village where the Tsarnaev family has its roots, in Chechnya, Russia April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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