Georgia marks anniversary of 2008 war with Russia

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Midnight bonfires were lit in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, and other towns. A minute's silence was held and church bells rung to remember the dead.

A march and candlelight ceremony in South Ossetia are also planned.

Russia's president said the decision to go to war "was probably the hardest thing, but eventually we did it right".

Some 30,000 people remain displaced because of the conflict, according to Amnesty International.

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