A stray cat leaves a house through a hole in an iron panel covering a basement window in the Belarusian capital Minsk, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Municipal authorities in Belarus have walled up stray cats in basements in compliance with Soviet-era regulations, dooming them to death of hunger. But some residents made holes for cats to escape. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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A stray cat leaves a house through a hole in an iron panel covering a basement window in the Belarusian capital Minsk, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Municipal authorities in Belarus have walled up stray cats in basements in compliance with Soviet-era regulations, dooming them to death of hunger. But some residents made holes for cats to escape. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
A stray cat leaves a house through a hole in an iron panel covering a basement window in the Belarusian capital Minsk, Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Municipal authorities in Belarus have walled up stray cats in basements in compliance with Soviet-era regulations, dooming them to death of hunger. But some residents made holes for cats to escape. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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