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 October 3, 2003 

The younger Aliev is favored in Karabakh.

Elections in Azerbaijan: Karabakhis want Ilham Aliev to be president

Residents of Nagorno-Karabakh republic would like Ilham Aliev to become the next president of Azerbaijan, replacing his father, Heidar.

Presidential elections will be held in Azerbaijan October 15 and could have an impact on relations with Karabakh and the two countries' nine-year-old ceasefire and stagnant efforts at a peace agreement.

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Marked for Life: An artist leaves his legacy in stone

In a secluded alcove above the Zangu Gorge an artist has left 30 years of his life in stone.

Near the well-known building of the Yerevan Wine Factory, the unadvertised work of artist Vahan Ghazumyan is his legacy, and a commentary of his nation.

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No Flood for Baghramyan: A look at life in a dry village

In a valley, Ararat, named for a site of history's most famous flood, the 1,249 residents of Baghramyan village live without water supply and without most of the conveniences of civilized life.

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Outside Eye: A non-Armenian's view of life in his adopted home

Often our profession is accused of perpetuating violence. Sometimes it is the victim of it.

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Drinking Problem: Who will pay for public fountains?

As Yerevan modernizes its water utility payment service, officials face a dilemma concerning an old tradition.

Public drinking fountains (called "pulpulacs") bubble up from many street corners and yards throughout the capital (as well as in other cities). But now that residents are being required to pay for measured amounts of their drinking water, who will pay for the fountains?

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Pointed Opinions About the Square: A street view reaction to Yerevan's new center

After months of waiting and speculation and anticipation, and dust and congested traffic and broken shoes and sweat and money, Republic Square is open again. Scheduled to finish with other Lincy Foundation projects at the end of this month, the Square instead opened September 21, Independence Day.

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Dramatic Changes: Theater's reconstruction beyond "wildest dreams" of thespians

Cultural life in Yerevan has been enriched with the reopening of the Hrachya Ghaplanyan Dramatic Theater.

One of 34 cultural centers of Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadazor to benefit from the Lincy Foundation's $17.5 million donation to the arts in Armenia, the Ghaplanyan has a $630,000 new look.

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Sports: Sargsyan in Russia, wrestlers in France

Tennis (Kremlin Cup)

Sargis Sargsyan of Yerevan, has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup International Series Tournament taking place from September 29 to October 5 in Moscow, Russia.


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 Greco-Roman Wrestling (48th World Championships)

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Fighting Words: Controversial editor attacked and badly beaten

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The Naghdalyan Case: Wife of defendant claims her husband is a scapegoat

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Bridge Bash

The second half of the Ashtarak Bridge is ready to be passed over, but not before it got a grand opening this week.


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