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Wednesday: The Day In Photos

Russian soldiers sit atop a tank, with a portrait of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at left in the background, in Tskhinvali, the main city of the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia. Russian forces on Wednesday dug foxholes and built a sentry post in a swath of central Georgia far outside the security zone they are authorized to remain in. Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press