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  1. The MEME this week is a photo of the hippo going around Tbilisi after the flood which international media are using. Link: http://on.mash.to/1GnYlsR

    Blogger “Sukhumi” has photos of volunteers doing major cleanup of the flood areas. Link: http://bit.ly/1Tw8TNq

    RFE/RL also has photos of the flood damages. Link: http://bit.ly/1JZrH3g

    Ievgen Vorobiov for Foreign Policy argues that Misha’s appointment as the governor of Odesa has reignited a struggle inside Ukraine’s political elite. Link: http://atfp.co/1fiAXEv

    The New York Times visits the Georgian bakery Tone Cafe in Brighton Beach. Link: http://nyti.ms/1HW2KWu

    Comedian John Oliver takes on Azerbaijan and the government’s bad human rights record when it comes to the European Games, which opened in Baku last week. Link: http://bit.ly/1JZrOvC

    RFE/RL follows Misha into the Odesa meat market, where he is introducing people to the new police chief, Giorgi Lortkipanidze. Link: http://bit.ly/1CeJ61p

    Michael Cecire writes on the growing trend of Georgians looking eastward towards Russia rather than westward to Europe. Link: http://bit.ly/1L1vygX

    The CRRC looks at the average level of trust in institutions in the South Caucasus. Link: http://bit.ly/1MNjwWY

    Georgian Journal has a small story on a 15-year old boy whose mother and aunt were killed in the floods, and who worked to save dogs from the dog shelter. Link: http://bit.ly/1GhlZEn

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