Georgia Abkhazia Elections

August 26, 2011 - 8:50 AM
Soldiers wait in a queue to vote tat a polling station in Sukhumi the capital of the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Abkhazia, a subtropical paradise sandwiched geographically between the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains and cornered politically between Russia and pro-Western Georgia, is electing a new president Friday. This is the first presidential election in Abkhazia after Russia recognized its independence _ and the election is being held on the third anniversary of the recognition. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)