Photo Gallery: Yaroslavl, Overcoming Tragedy

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    A boy in a youth hockey training program changes out of his uniform after practice at an ice rink in Yaroslavl, Russia. In September, a plane crash killed every member of Yaroslavl's professional hockey team, Lokomotiv.
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    Boys chase the puck during a training session at the rink in Yaroslavl, about four hours northeast of Moscow by train.
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    The hockey arena is on the outskirts of the town, which has more than 500,000 residents.
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    The youth hockey training program in Yaroslavl is developing the next generation of players.
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    During practice, the 20 or so 11-year-old boys in the training program listen to their coach, Ivan Dobryakov.
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    "We lost something that is impossible to get back," Dobryakov says about the plane crash. "We do have a feeling of emptiness. Yet, as long as this hockey school works, we will have a future."
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    The young hockey players change out of their uniforms after practice.
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    Despite the tragedy, the youth hockey training program is thriving.
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