"The Whole World Is Crying"


ANGER AND GRIEF: Demonstrators rally against terrorism in Moscow's Red Square.

Vika, 13, and Olya, 7, are trying to heal in a hospital near Beslan. They don't feel lucky, but they are. They didn't get killed when Chechen terrorists held them and 1,200 others in their school gym for three days, or when one of the terrorists' bombs went off inside, or even when, as the girls fled in panic, the terrorists started shooting. Three hundred twenty-five people are confirmed dead so far, more than half of them children. But with many still missing, the death toll could reach 500. Olya, formerly the star of her class,...

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