The Georgian-Russian conflict lasted for five days in August, 2008. But along the ceasefire line today both sides remain on a war-footing. An abundance of checkpoints, defensive positions, and fortifications have sprouted up all along the ceasefire line. In some places, the no-man’s land separating Georgian and Russian forces is only about a hundred yards wide.
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Jonathan Alpeyrie is a freelance photojournalist based in New York.