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A year after the war between Russia and Georgia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, tensions in the region are high once more.
Both Georgia and South Ossetia have accused each other of conducting cross-border attacks and it is feared that an escalation in violence could lead to a new conflict.
A short distance from Tskinval, South Ossetia's capital, is the Ergenti border with Georgia.
Here, Russian and South Ossetian flags fly side-by-side metres away from the Georgian frontier.
After the war, ethnic Georgians who fled South Ossetia during the fighting were allowed to tr
Georgia and Russia have stepped up a propaganda battle, each accusing the other of starting their war over South Ossetia, on the eve of the anniversary.
EU monitors in Georgia say they have seen no evidence for any of the claims.
The war last year was characterised by accusations and counter-accusations, many of which turned out not to be true.
Analysts say the propaganda war is again in full flow as both sides seek to gain the moral high ground.