Abkhazian presidential candidate Alexander Ankvab casts his ballot at a polling station in Sukhumi capital of Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Abkhazia, a subtropical ... more 
Abkhazian presidential candidate Alexander Ankvab casts his ballot at a polling station in Sukhumi capital of Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Abkhazia, a subtropical paradise sandwiched geographically between the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains and cornered politically between Russia and pro-Western Georgia, is electing a new president Friday. This is the first presidential election in Abkhazia after Russia recognized its independence _ and the election is being held on the third anniversary of the recognition. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mikhail Metzel
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 5:58 AM EDT