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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan comforts a woman during a march of remembrance of the heroes killed in a war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, in Yerevan, Armenia. Both opponents and supporters of Armenia's prime minister rallied Saturday as the nation paid tribute to the thousands who died in fighting with Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Critics demanded that the leader resign and tried to pelt him with eggs.

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Members of a Turkish forces commando brigade take part in a military parade in which Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, looked on in Baku, Azerbaijan. The massive parade was held in celebration of the peace deal with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh that saw Azerbaijan reclaim much of the separatist region along with surrounding areas.

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This handout photo provided by Azerbaijan's Presidential Press Office, shows Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, right, and his wife and Azerbaijan's Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva posing for a photo inside the Aghdam Mosque in Aghdam, after Armenia handed over to Azerbaijani forces control of some areas its holds outside Nagorno-Karabakh's borders to Azerbaijan.

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In this image from video, Azerbaijani forces move towards Aghdam in the Aghdam region. Units of the Azerbaijani army on Friday morning entered the Aghdam region, a territory ceded by Armenian forces in a cease-fire agreement that ended six weeks of heavy fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said.

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Firuza Bakhchyan, watched by husband Sergei, cuts the wires near their house in Karmiravan village, as ethnic Armenians leave the the area prior to the Azerbaijani forces being handed control in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Villagers watch as a smoke and flame rises from a burning house in Karmiravan village, as ethnic Armenians leave the the area prior to the Azerbaijani forces being handed control in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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A smoke rises from a burning house in Karmiravan village as ethnic Armenians leaving the the area, prior to the Azerbaijani forces being handed control in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. A Russia-brokered cease-fire to halt six weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh stipulated that Armenia turn over control of some areas it holds outside the separatist territory's borders to Azerbaijan. Armenians are forced to leave their homes before the region is handed over to control by Azerbaijani forces.

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Russian peacekeepers' military vehicles with Russian national flags roll along a highway at the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. A Russia-brokered cease-fire to halt six weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh stipulated that Armenia turn over control of some areas it holds outside the separatist territory's borders to Azerbaijan. Armenians are forced to leave their homes before the region is handed over to control by Azerbaijani forces.

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A family drives a truck loaded with a small house along a highway as they leave their home village in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. A Russia-brokered cease-fire to halt six weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh stipulated that Armenia turn over control of some areas it holds outside the separatist territory's borders to Azerbaijan. Armenians are forced to leave their homes before the region is handed over to control by Azerbaijani forces.

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An Armenian self-propelled artillery unit rolls on a road during the withdrawal of Armenian troops from the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. A Russia-brokered cease-fire to halt six weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh stipulated that Armenia turn over control of some areas it holds outside the separatist territory's borders to Azerbaijan. Armenians are forced to leave their homes before the region is handed over to control by Azerbaijani forces.

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Russian peacekeepers' military vehicles with Russian national flags parked at a check point on the road to Shusha in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Russian peacekeepers have started to move into the region, a total of 1,960 of them are to be sent in under a five-year mandate. Russia's Defense Ministry reported that the peacekeepers accompanied about 1,200 people returning to Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenia since Saturday.

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Ethnic Armenian refugees stand with their bags as they return to Stepanakert, the capital of the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Russian peacekeepers have started to move into the region, a total of 1,960 of them are to be sent in under a five-year mandate. Russia's Defense Ministry reported that the peacekeepers accompanied about 1,200 people returning to Nagorno-Karabakh from Armenia since Saturday.

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Cars and trucks stuck in a huge traffic jam climbing along the road from Kalbajar to a mountain pass leaving the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia. The territory is to be turned over to Azerbaijan on Sunday as part of territorial concessions in an agreement to end six weeks of intense fighting with Armenian forces. Hundreds of thousands of Azeris were displaced by the war that ended in 1994. It is unclear when any civilians might try to settle in Karvachar — which will now be known by its Azeri name Kalbajar — or elsewhere.

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Smoke rises from a burning house as cars and trucks stuck in a huge traffic jam climbing along the road from Kalbajar leaving the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia. The territory is to be turned over to Azerbaijan on Sunday as part of territorial concessions in an agreement to end six weeks of intense fighting with Armenian forces. Hundreds of thousands of Azeris were displaced by the war that ended in 1994. It is unclear when any civilians might try to settle in Karvachar — which will now be known by its Azeri name Kalbajar — or elsewhere.

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Russian peacekeepers patrol an area near the Dadivank, an Armenian Apostolic Church monastery dating to the 9th century, as ethnic Armenians leave the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia. The territory is to be turned over to Azerbaijan on Sunday as part of territorial concessions in an agreement to end six weeks of intense fighting with Armenian forces. Hundreds of thousands of Azeris were displaced by the war that ended in 1994. It is unclear when any civilians might try to settle in Karvachar — which will now be known by its Azeri name Kalbajar — or elsewhere.

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This photo made from the footage provided by Russian Defense Ministry press service, shows a Russian military vehicle leaves a military cargo plane at an airport outside Yerevan, Armenia. Dozens of Russian peacekeepers destined for Nagorno-Karabakh began deploying Tuesday, hours after Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to halt fighting over the separatist region and amid signs the cease-fire would hold where others hadn't.

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Bursts of explosions, smoke and flame are seen during fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijan's forces near the Holy Savior Cathedral in Shushi, outside Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Fighting over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh has continued for weeks, with Armenian and Azerbaijani forces blaming each other for new attacks.

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Ethnic Armenian soldiers walk past a house destroyed by shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Nagorno-Karabakh authorities said that three civilians were killed by Azerbaijani shelling of the regional capital, Stepanakert.

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Smoke and fire are seen after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The heavy fighting involving heavy artillery, rockets and drones has raged despite repeated international attempts to end hostilities.

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Firefighters extinguish a burning car after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The heavy fighting involving heavy artillery, rockets and drones has raged despite repeated international attempts to end hostilities.

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Forest burns in the mountains after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict outside Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The fighting represents the biggest escalation in decades in a long conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the separatist territory. As Azerbaijani troops pushed farther into Nagorno-Karabakh, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to quickly discuss possible security aid to Armenia.

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Explosions are seen behind the mountains during a military conflict outside Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The Azerbaijani army has closed in on a key town in the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh following more than a month of intense fighting.

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In this image taken from video released by Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry, Azerbaijan's army artillery fire during fighting with forces of the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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In this image taken from video released by Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry, Azerbaijan army soldiers fire an artillery piece during fighting with forces of the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev said that to end hostilities Armenian forces must withdraw from Nagorno-Karabakh. He has insisted that Azerbaijan has the right to reclaim its territory by force after nearly three decades of international mediation yielded no progress.

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Ethnic Armenian soldiers stand at a fighting position on the front line, during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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An Ethnic Armenian soldier walks along a trench at a fighting position on the front line, during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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An Ethnic Armenian soldier holds a Kalashnikov machine gun as he looks toward Azerbaijan's positions from a dugout at a fighting position on the front line, during a military conflict against Azerbaijan's armed forces in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia's prime minister has urged citizens to sign up as military volunteers to help defend the country amid the conflict with Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh as intense fighting has raged for a fourth week with no sign of abating.

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A butterfly sits on a flower near a fragment of a rocket after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery in Stepanakert, in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia and Azerbaijan reported more fighting on Tuesday over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, where clashes have continued for over three weeks despite two attempts at establishing a cease-fire.

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A view of a fire in the territory of local factory following recent shelling during fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Terter, Azerbaijan. Reports of renewed shelling on Monday challenged the new cease-fire in the conflict over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, where heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has raged for over three weeks.

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Smoke rises after an attack by Azerbaijan during military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Yury Melkonyan, 64, sits in his house damaged by shelling from Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Shosh village outside Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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A man prays in the Holy Savior Cathedral damaged by shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Shushi, outside Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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A man fences off a tail of a multiple rocket after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Shushi, outside Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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A neighbour comforts home owner, Lida Sarksyan, left, near her house destroyed by shelling from Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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An Azerbaijani soldier walks amongst debris as they try to find survivors from destroyed houses in a residential area in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city, near the border with Armenia, after rocket fire overnight by Armenian forces for second time in a week, early. Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of striking its second-largest city with a ballistic missile that killed at least 13 civilians and wounded 50 others in a new escalation of their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.

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In this photo provided by the Armenian Prime Minister Press Service via PAN Photo, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, center, poses for a photo with reservists of Armenian army before their leaving for Nagorno-Karabakh, in Yerevan, Armenia. Nagorno-Karabakh lies within Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since a war there ended in 1994. The latest outburst of fighting began on Sept. 27 and has involved heavy artillery, rockets and drones, killing hundreds.

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A man walks past a house destroyed by shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The latest outburst of fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces began Sept. 27 and marked the biggest escalation of the decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The region lies in Azerbaijan but has been under control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since the end of a separatist war in 1994.

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Gevorg, a doctor of a local hospital damaged by shelling from Azerbaijan's artillery, points in direction of the noise of Azerbaijan's military jet bombing the town of Martakert, during a military conflict, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan is escalating, with both sides exchanging accusations and claims of attacks over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Pro-Armenian protesters display a banner while calling for an end to hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh, during a demonstration next the French National Assembly in Paris. The latest outburst of fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces began Sept. 27 and marked the biggest escalation of the decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The region lies in Azerbaijan but has been under control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since the end of a separatist war in 1994.

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A view of the cultural center, destroyed by shelling during a military conflict, in Shushi, outside Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The latest outburst of fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces began Sept. 27 and marked the biggest escalation of the decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The region lies in Azerbaijan but has been under control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since the end of a separatist war in 1994.

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People look at the destroyed houses a day after shelling by Armenian's artillery during fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Ganja, Azerbaijan.

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People look at the destroyed houses a day after shelling by Armenian's artillery during fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Ganja, Azerbaijan.

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The scene of damage a day after shelling by Armenian's artillery during fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Ganja, Azerbaijan.

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Men talk near a tail of a multiple rocket 'Smerch' after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of attacks over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh despite a cease-fire deal brokered by Russia in an effort to end the worst outbreak of hostilities in decades.

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In this image made from a video released by Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry, Azerbaijan's solders walk in a formation on a road during a military conflict in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh..

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A man stands near an explosion crater near a school, after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Eduard Chechyan examines damage of his flat after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Eduard Chechyan gestures in the yard of his apartment building, destroyed by shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery, during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Electricians repair a power line damaged by shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery after the beginning of the cease-fire during military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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A man examines damage of his flat after shelling by Armenian's artillery during fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Terter, Azerbaijan.

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A man stands in a balcony as he examines damage of his flat after shelling by Armenian's artillery during fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Terter, Azerbaijan.

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A woman sits in ruins of her house after shelling by Armenian's artillery during fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Terter, Azerbaijan. Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a Russia-brokered cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh after two weeks of heavy fighting that marked the worst outbreak of hostilities in the separatist region in more than a quarter-century.

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A man throws debris in the yard of a house destroyed by shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The latest outburst of fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces began Sept. 27 and marked the biggest escalation of the decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The region lies in Azerbaijan but has been under control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since the end of a separatist war in 1994.

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Smoke rises after shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in outskirts of Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The latest outburst of fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces began Sept. 27 and marked the biggest escalation of the decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The region lies in Azerbaijan but has been under control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since the end of a separatist war in 1994.

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In this image taken from a video provided by ArmNews TV, people carry out an injured man from the Holy Savior Cathedral after shelling the Cathedral by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict, in Shushi, outside Stepanakert, self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Members of Azerbaijan's security forces, walk past remains of a missile, as they inspect the damage following an overnight missile attack by Armenian forces, in the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan's second-largest city. The fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, continued with both sides accusing each other of launching attacks. The region lies in Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since the end of a separatist war in 1994.

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People look at destroyed buildings in a residential area in Ganja, Azerbaijan, near the border with Armenia, after shelling by Armenian forces that killed two people and wounded several other. Turkey's foreign ministry has condemned an attack on Ganja, Azerbaijan's second largest city and said the attack was proof of Armenia's disregard for law.

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A building of a residential area burns after night shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Stepanakert, Azerbaijan. Armenian officials on Sunday accused Azerbaijan of carrying out strikes on Stepanakert. Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said Armenian forces were attacking the towns of Terter and Horadiz from Stepanakert.

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A residential area that were allegedly damaged by shelling is seen during a military conflict in self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Stepanakert, Azerbaijan.

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Damages are seen inside an apartment in a residential area after shelling during a military conflict in self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Stepanakert, Azerbaijan.

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A destroyed house damaged by shelling during fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Terter, Azerbaijan. Armenia says the country is ready to discuss a cease-fire in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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In this photo taken from video released by the Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry, Azerbaijan's forces attack Armenian army's camp during fighting in the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan. Armenia says the country is ready to discuss a cease-fire in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Heavy fighting this week between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has killed dozens and left scores wounded.

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This image taken from a video released by Armenian Defense Ministry an Armenian serviceman fires a cannon towards Azerbaijan positions at the contact line of the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan. Clashes broke out Sunday in Nagorno-Karabakh, a region within Azerbaijan that has been controlled by ethnic Armenian forces backed by the Armenian government since the end of a separatist war a quarter-century ago.

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A view of debris in a backyard of the house after an Azerbaijan forces artillery attack in the town of Martuni, self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan. Two French and two Armenian journalists have been injured in the South Caucasus separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces this week marked the biggest escalation in years of a decades-old conflict.

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A view of an apartment building that was allegedly damaged by recent shelling during fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Tartar region, Azerbaijan. Leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia brushed off the suggestion of peace talks Tuesday, accusing each other of obstructing negotiations over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, with dozens killed and injured in three days of heavy fighting.

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