Beslan, Russian Federation
Combo photo of former Beslan hostage Kaziyev.
A combination photo shows former hostage Soslan Kaziyev walking through the town of Beslan in the province of North Ossetia near Chechnya and Kaziyev running for a cover after he was released from the Beslan school siege. Kaziyev is one of the survivors of last September's Beslan school siege. Some 331 people, more than half of them children, were killed in the three-day siege, which began on September 1, 2004 when Islamist gunmen seized the school and demanded Russia end its 10-year bid to crush Chechen separatism. Picture (left) taken June 22, 2005 and picture (right) taken September 3, 2004. REUTERS/Viktor Korotayev/Sergei Karpukhin PEK/CN