Khedi Konchieva, 15, goes on a date with her boyfriend in the village of Serzhen-Yurt. A couple on a date in Chechnya must meet in public and sit a few feet apart. Any form of intimate contact is forbidden; some young woman who have sex before marriage risk death at the hands of their family.
Chechen authorities are the unseen presence in Diana Markosian’s photographs of girls growing up in Chechnya. See more here.
People push a car uphill next to a bus, Jan. 15, in Seattle, Wash. Several inches of snow fell quickly Sunday morning, snarling traffic and clogging roadways. Ted S. Warren / AP PhotoBlog
Some areas of Mass. could see snow
- Though Boston may not be getting more than a few snowflakes on Thursday night, National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham is “reasonably sure” sustained snowfall will occur northwest of the city.
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