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Armenian women rake hay in a field near Vardadzor. In the midst of the harvest season in Vardadzor, around 130 kms (80 miles) from the ex-Soviet state's capital Yerevan, women do the hard agricultural labour, prepare for the long winter ahead and raise their children practically without male assistance.

Armenian women rake hay in a field near Vardadzor. In the midst of the harvest season in Vardadzor, around 130 kms (80 miles) from the ex-Soviet state's capital Yerevan, women do the hard agricultural labour, prepare for the long winter ahead and raise their children practically without male assistance.

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Armenian women rake hay in a field near Vardadzor. In the midst of the harvest season in Vardadzor, around 130 kms (80 miles) from the ex-Soviet state's capital Yerevan, women do the hard agricultural labour, prepare for the long winter ahead and raise their children practically without male assistance.

Armenian women rake hay in a field near Vardadzor. In the midst of the harvest season in Vardadzor, around 130 kms (80 miles) from the ex-Soviet state's capital Yerevan, women do the hard agricultural labour, prepare for the long winter ahead and raise their children practically without male assistance.

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An Armenian woman sifts grain in her yard in Vardadzor. In the midst of the harvest season in Vardadzor, around 130 kms (80 miles) from the ex-Soviet state's capital Yerevan, women do the hard agricultural labour, prepare for the long winter ahead and raise their children practically without male assistance.

An Armenian woman sifts grain in her yard in Vardadzor. In the midst of the harvest season in Vardadzor, around 130 kms (80 miles) from the ex-Soviet state's capital Yerevan, women do the hard agricultural labour, prepare for the long winter ahead and raise their children practically without male assistance.

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Armenian women sift grain in Vardadzor. In the midst of the harvest season in Vardadzor, around 130 kms (80 miles) from the ex-Soviet state's capital Yerevan, women do the hard agricultural labour, prepare for the long winter ahead and raise their children practically without male assistance.

Armenian women sift grain in Vardadzor. In the midst of the harvest season in Vardadzor, around 130 kms (80 miles) from the ex-Soviet state's capital Yerevan, women do the hard agricultural labour, prepare for the long winter ahead and raise their children practically without male assistance.

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Armenian women rake hay in a field near Vardadzor. In the midst of the harvest season in Vardadzor, around 130 kms (80 miles) from the ex-Soviet state's capital Yerevan, women do the hard agricultural labour, prepare for the long winter ahead and raise their children practically without male assistance.

Armenian women rake hay in a field near Vardadzor. In the midst of the harvest season in Vardadzor, around 130 kms (80 miles) from the ex-Soviet state's capital Yerevan, women do the hard agricultural labour, prepare for the long winter ahead and raise their children practically without male assistance.

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Armenian women sift grain in her yard in Vardadzor. In the midst of the harvest season in Vardadzor, around 130 kms (80 miles) from the ex-Soviet state's capital Yerevan, women do the hard agricultural labour, prepare for the long winter ahead and raise their children practically without male assistance.

Armenian women sift grain in her yard in Vardadzor. In the midst of the harvest season in Vardadzor, around 130 kms (80 miles) from the ex-Soviet state's capital Yerevan, women do the hard agricultural labour, prepare for the long winter ahead and raise their children practically without male assistance.

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An Armenian woman rakes grain in her yard in Vardadzor. In the midst of the harvest season in Vardadzor, around 130 kms (80 miles) from the ex-Soviet state's capital Yerevan, women do the hard agricultural labour, prepare for the long winter ahead and raise their children practically without male assistance.

An Armenian woman rakes grain in her yard in Vardadzor. In the midst of the harvest season in Vardadzor, around 130 kms (80 miles) from the ex-Soviet state's capital Yerevan, women do the hard agricultural labour, prepare for the long winter ahead and raise their children practically without male assistance.

UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2011 01:54 PM IST
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