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Belarus_3964 - Island of Tears

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A small footbridge leads from the Old Town to the Island of Tears, a memorial set up in 1988 to commemorate Belarusian soldiers who died in the USSR's disastrous, 9-year war in Afghanistan (1979-1988). The centerpiece of the memorial is the chapel, with haunting figures of grieving mothers, sisters and widows at its base.

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Taken on September 29, 2009