This Aug. 21, 2012 photo shows the ancient Roman theater in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. A visit to Bulgaria can alternately feel like taking like a step back in time and witnessing a society that has ... more 
This Aug. 21, 2012 photo shows the ancient Roman theater in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. A visit to Bulgaria can alternately feel like taking like a step back in time and witnessing a society that has modernized at warp speed. Mules and Ferraris share the freeways. Near a store selling Prada and Versace clothes, old women peddle handmade crocheted doilies and embroidered tablecloths. Dilapidated Soviet-style apartment buildings teem with people, as does a sparkling new shopping mall. (AP Photo/Coralie Carlson) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Coralie Carlson
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 10:11 AM EDT