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On the frontlines of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

An Ethnic Armenian soldier smokes a cigarette in a trench at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20.  
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An Ethnic Armenian soldier smokes a cigarette in a trench at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier smokes a cigarette in a trench at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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A view shows the city of Stepanakert in the course of a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

A view shows the city of Stepanakert in the course of a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

A view shows the city of Stepanakert in the course of a military conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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A view shows weapons at the fighting positions of ethnic Armenian soldiers on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

A view shows weapons at the fighting positions of ethnic Armenian soldiers on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

A view shows weapons at the fighting positions of ethnic Armenian soldiers on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Azeri soldier stands on top of a monumental fountain as he hangs his national flag at the entrance to the city of Cebrayil, where Azeri forces regained control during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan, October 16. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

An Azeri soldier stands on top of a monumental fountain as he hangs his national flag at the entrance to the city of Cebrayil, where Azeri forces regained control during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan, October...more

An Azeri soldier stands on top of a monumental fountain as he hangs his national flag at the entrance to the city of Cebrayil, where Azeri forces regained control during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan, October 16. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A view shows a fragment of an artillery shell at the fighting positions of ethnic Armenian soldiers on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

A view shows a fragment of an artillery shell at the fighting positions of ethnic Armenian soldiers on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20....more

A view shows a fragment of an artillery shell at the fighting positions of ethnic Armenian soldiers on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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Smoke rises above the fighting positions of ethnic Armenian soldiers following an artillery attack on the front line in the course of a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke rises above the fighting positions of ethnic Armenian soldiers following an artillery attack on the front line in the course of a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20....more

Smoke rises above the fighting positions of ethnic Armenian soldiers following an artillery attack on the front line in the course of a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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Ethnic Armenian soldiers gather near munitions at their fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

Ethnic Armenian soldiers gather near munitions at their fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

Ethnic Armenian soldiers gather near munitions at their fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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Ethnic Armenian soldiers gather at their fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

Ethnic Armenian soldiers gather at their fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

Ethnic Armenian soldiers gather at their fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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An ethnic Armenian soldier walks next to a crater following what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh region said was the recent shelling by Azeri armed forces, during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Martakert, October 15. REUTERS/Stringer

An ethnic Armenian soldier walks next to a crater following what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh region said was the recent shelling by Azeri armed forces, during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in...more

An ethnic Armenian soldier walks next to a crater following what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh region said was the recent shelling by Azeri armed forces, during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Martakert, October 15. REUTERS/Stringer
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A wounded ethnic Armenian soldier sits on a bed in a hospital, which, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh region, was damaged during the shelling by Azeri armed forces, in the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Martakert, October 15. REUTERS/Stringer

A wounded ethnic Armenian soldier sits on a bed in a hospital, which, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh region, was damaged during the shelling by Azeri armed forces, in the fighting over the breakaway region of...more

A wounded ethnic Armenian soldier sits on a bed in a hospital, which, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno-Karabakh region, was damaged during the shelling by Azeri armed forces, in the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Martakert, October 15. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Ethnic Armenian soldier stands guard at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier stands guard at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier stands guard at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Azeri soldier walks past an Armenian military truck which was seized by the Azerbaijan army during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, near the city of Barda, Azerbaijan, October 21. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

An Azeri soldier walks past an Armenian military truck which was seized by the Azerbaijan army during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, near the city of Barda, Azerbaijan, October 21. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

An Azeri soldier walks past an Armenian military truck which was seized by the Azerbaijan army during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, near the city of Barda, Azerbaijan, October 21. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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An Ethnic Armenian soldier walks along fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier walks along fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier walks along fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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Ethnic Armenian soldiers walk at their positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

Ethnic Armenian soldiers walk at their positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

Ethnic Armenian soldiers walk at their positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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Ethnic Armenian soldiers gather at their fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

Ethnic Armenian soldiers gather at their fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

Ethnic Armenian soldiers gather at their fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Ethnic Armenian soldier walks along fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier walks along fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier walks along fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Ethnic Armenian soldier walks along fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier walks along fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier walks along fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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Ethnic Armenian soldiers gather at their fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

Ethnic Armenian soldiers gather at their fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

Ethnic Armenian soldiers gather at their fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Ethnic Armenian soldier is seen at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier is seen at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier is seen at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Ethnic Armenian soldier gives a thumbs up at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20.  REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier gives a thumbs up at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier gives a thumbs up at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Ethnic Armenian soldier rests in a trench at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier rests in a trench at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier rests in a trench at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Ethnic Armenian soldier holds a combat helmet and a cigarette at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier holds a combat helmet and a cigarette at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier holds a combat helmet and a cigarette at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Ethnic Armenian soldier is seen at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier is seen at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier is seen at fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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Ethnic Armenian soldiers smoke at their positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

Ethnic Armenian soldiers smoke at their positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

Ethnic Armenian soldiers smoke at their positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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An Ethnic Armenian soldier walks along fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier walks along fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer

An Ethnic Armenian soldier walks along fighting positions on the front line during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, October 20. REUTERS/Stringer
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