This Aug. 28, 2012 photo shows walk near Alexander Nevsky Church in Sofia, Bulgaria. The church is one of Sofia's most recognizable landmarks. A visit to Bulgaria can alternately feel like taking like... more 
This Aug. 28, 2012 photo shows walk near Alexander Nevsky Church in Sofia, Bulgaria. The church is one of Sofia's most recognizable landmarks. 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 10:10 AM EDT