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A Russian resupply rocket launched Thursday morning from Kazakhstan. The flight initially went as planned, but the rocket broke up in the atmosphere about six minutes after it took off. NASA TV hide caption

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LGBT activists in Kazakhstan hoped international attention from hosting the Winter Olympics might help their cause. Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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For Kazakhstan's LGBT Community, A Struggle For Recognition And Rights

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Boosters of Kazakhstan's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics rally in Almaty as they wait for word of whether their city won. It didn't, forcing Kazakhstan back to the drawing board for ways to achieve international recognition. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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Some Kazakhs Celebrate The Loss Of The 2022 Winter Olympics

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President Obama, accompanied by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, speaks during their joint news conference at the conclusion of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on Tuesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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A column of Russian troops prepares to leave the checkpoint at a bridge over the Inguri River in Western Georgia, in October 2008, after securing the secession of Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region. Levan Gabechava/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Signs advertise the type of meat sold in each section of the Green Market in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Sly06/Flickr hide caption

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In Kazakhstan, No Horror At Horse Meat

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