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August 23, 2017
Repusnica was once a bustling village on the slopes of Mount Stara Planina in Serbia. Now its bars lie...
REPUSNICA, Serbia
The Wider Image: Depopulation turns Serbia's villages into ghost towns
Repusnica was once a bustling village on the slopes of Mount Stara Planina in Serbia. Now its bars lie empty, its houses stand shuttered and nobody walks its streets. Authorities declared the village near the border with Bulgaria closed in 1998 due to depopulation caused by mechanisation of the economy, the closure of state factories and an exodus from Serbia linked to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. In many nearby villages, the population has dwindled to an elderly couple or just a single person. Schools, clinics, veterinary stations and shops are closed. Visitors are rare. Roads are peppered with potholes. REUTERS/Marko Djurica SEARCH "DEPOPULATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: SERBIA-POPULATION/
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