Tuesday: Day in photos - South Ossetian

Residents of Tskhinvali celebrate the recognition of South Ossetian independence by Russia. Russian President <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007519" title="Dmitry Medvedev" href="/topic/politics/government/heads-of-state/dmitry-medvedev-PEPLT007519.topic">Dmitry Medvedev</a> announced the move, which brought people firing guns into the streets of the South Ossetian capital, but immediate condemnation from the United States, Britain and France.

( Viktor Drachev / AFP/ Getty Images / August 26, 2008 )

Residents of Tskhinvali celebrate the recognition of South Ossetian independence by Russia. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced the move, which brought people firing guns into the streets of the South Ossetian capital, but immediate condemnation from the United States, Britain and France.

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