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The sound started as a distant rumble and built to a deafening roar. Then George Lomsadze felt his apartment building shake.

A Russian plane was bombing an airfield near his home in Tbilisi, Georgia. That left little doubt that a conflict that started over a breakaway province only a two-hour drive away had spread to the capital.

"We didn't know what to do. We're not prepared for war," Lomsadze said Tuesday. "What do you do when the biggest country in the world wants to pound your city?" Read full article »

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