Antonina Gayenko feeds cats through holes in an iron panel covering a basement window in the Belarusian capital Minsk, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Municipal authorities in Belarus are walling up stray cats in basements in compliance with Soviet-era regulations, dooming them to death of hunger. Belarus doesn't have shelters for stray animals. Municipal authorities said they wall up doors to basements in line with sanitary norms introduced in 1990, when Belarus was still part of the USSR. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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Antonina Gayenko feeds cats through holes in an iron panel covering a basement window in the Belarusian capital Minsk, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Municipal authorities in Belarus are walling up stray cats in basements in compliance with Soviet-era regulations, dooming them to death of hunger. Belarus doesn't have shelters for stray animals. Municipal authorities said they wall up doors to basements in line with sanitary norms introduced in 1990, when Belarus was still part of the USSR. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Antonina Gayenko feeds cats through holes in an iron panel covering a basement window in the Belarusian capital Minsk, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Municipal authorities in Belarus are walling up stray cats in basements in compliance with Soviet-era regulations, dooming them to death of hunger. Belarus doesn't have shelters for stray animals. Municipal authorities said they wall up doors to basements in line with sanitary norms introduced in 1990, when Belarus was still part of the USSR. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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