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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 23
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
20 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Workers working on the night.

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Soviet vilnius bridge 25
Vilnius
By Nanook
20 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. First statue is taken off.

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Soviet vilnius bridge 25
Vilnius
By Nanook
20 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. worker near by soviet symbol.

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Soviet vilnius bridge 27
Vilnius
By Nanook
20 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Worker is carefully takeint statue down.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 28
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
20 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Statue of soldier in the mid air.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 29
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
20 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Firts statues were taken off in the midle of the night.

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Soviet vilnius bridge 26
Vilnius
By Nanook
20 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Workplace were secured by police.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 30
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
20 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Empty postament of one of the statues.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 35
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
20 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Mindaugas Standing on pedestal where soviet soldiers used to be. Mindaugas: My grandfather is commander of revolution against Bolshevism on 1941. For my and for my family it is festivity. But it is strange that this festivity come after 25 years. I am standing here to show that if Bolsheviks standed here for 25 years, now here should be placed flags of Lithuania.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 03
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Bridge was secured by police while demontation works continued.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 04
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. worker in front of statues.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 05
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Worker is placing frame to support statues when they will be taken off.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 06
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Frame is being placed over the statues.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 07
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Workers near by the statue.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 08
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Pedestrian traffic were limited.

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Soviet vilnius bridge 09
Vilnius
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Frame is being placed over the statues of soldiers.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 10
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Green bridge.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 11
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Marija: it should have been done long time ago. I'm thankful to our mayor.No matter that it is work of our sculptors I see no art here. This is tribute to sovietism. I hope they (sculptures) will not come back.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 12
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Boris: I am sad. When Arturas Zuokas was mayor he didn't let this to happen. Now you will cross this bridge and you will not see these sculptures. It was way to educate children.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 13
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Saulius Stoma: it looks funny to me. We are free out of this system for such a long time. These statues are symbols ot that system. I can see no art here. On XXI age people are still killed under these symbols, so I think these symbolls are unaceptable.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 14
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Elena: Destroying and removing these sculptures is inhumane. That system was real system for real people.

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Soviet vilnius bridge 15
Vilnius
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Audrius Bačiulis: it is grate Sunday. No matter these works are late for a week, but I think because of leaked emails from city council this is a good chance for the mayor to curry favor with rightists,

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 16
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. People watching through the window of trolleybus.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 17
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Woman are reading in front of statue of "Youth of Education".

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 18
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Worker is facing soldiers statues.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 19
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Woman near by statues.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 20
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius.

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Soviet vilnius bridge 21
Vilnius
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Soldiers int the cage.

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Soviet vilnius bridge 23
Vilnius
By Nanook
19 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Works took through night.

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Soviet Vilnius Bridge 02
Vilnius, Lithuania
By Nanook
11 Jul 2015

Soviet era statues are being dismantled from the Green Bridge over the Neris river in Vilnius. Woman passing by the soviet statues by buss.

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Uloq in Uzbekistan 02
Ertosh, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
10 Mar 2015

Despite the fact that Uloq should traditionally be played in spring or autumn, horsemen like to play on fresh snow - it's safer when you fall from a horse.

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Uloq in Uzbekistan 03
Ertosh, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
10 Mar 2015

A big round target marks the finish line where the winning rider is supposed to lay the carcass - without getting it stolen from him by other riders with whips clenched in their teeth and horses trained to bite.

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Uloq in Uzbekistan 04
Ertosh, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
10 Mar 2015

The jury consists of respected people (aksakals) who inspect horsemen, the carcass and monitor the game to make sure it goes on according to the rules.

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Uloq in Uzbekistan 05
Ertosh, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
10 Mar 2015

The jury will grant the winner a prize: it can be anything from a horse or carpet to a TV or even a car.

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Uloq in Uzbekistan 06
Ertosh, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
10 Mar 2015

Spectators enjoy alcoholic beverages while braving the cold to watch the game. Their drinks of choice: vodka and cheap local wine called "Porto 53."

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Uloq in Uzbekistan 08
Ertosh, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
10 Mar 2015

Riders who become too tired to carry on or who are injured can leave the game at any time.

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Uloq in Uzbekistan 09
Ertosh, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
10 Mar 2015

The hoard of riders waits for a signal from the jury that marks the beginning of the game.

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Uloq in Uzbekistan 10
Ertosh, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
10 Mar 2015

Uloq fans are often criticized for drinking and bad behavior.

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Uloq in Uzbekistan 11
Ertosh, Uzbekistan
By TTM Contributor 100
10 Mar 2015

Fans wait in line to enter the massive field where the game will take place in Ertosh.