A map showing the locations of already cleared minefields, marked in green, and minefields yet to be cleared, marked in red, at the offices of the charity HALO Trust on April 20, 2015 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

A member of the armed forces of Nagorno-Karabakh at their post along the line of contact with Azerbaijani forces in the eastern direction on April 21, 2015 near the town of Agdam, Nagorno-Karabakh.

A man cries at the grave of a fighter killed in the 1990s war between Armenia and Azerbaijan following a ceremony commemorating both the victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War as well as the fall of the strategic town of Shushi to Armenian forces on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

Boys play on a street next to a building destroyed by war more than twenty years earlier on April 18, 2015 in Shushi, Nagorno-Karabakh.

Gevorg Akulyan (L), 24, and Arso Poghosyan, 34, look out the window at a horse farm in the mountains where they help care for a herd of Karabakh horses, a breed which was originally developed in the region but now faces extinction, on April 22, 2015 near Vank, Nagorno-Karabakh.

A priest from the Church of Mother Mary walks near his church on Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Talish, Nagorno-Karabakh. Due to intense nearby fighting in early April, the entire village has been evacuated of civilians.

Groom Davit Simonyan, 24, and bride Shogher Hovsepyan, 25, prepare to cut the cake at their wedding reception on April 18, 2015 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

A man named Vladimir cuts a rose to give to a visiting female foreign journalist on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Martakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

A scene during a ceremony commemorating both the victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War as well as the fall of the strategic town of Shushi to Armenian forces on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

A street scene on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

Military officers wait for the start of a ceremony commemorating both the victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War as well as the fall of the strategic town of Shushi to Armenian forces on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

Members of the Abrahamyan family gather at the sacred site of Surb Saribek to sacrifice a chicken in order to bring good fortune on April 19, 2015 in Karashen, Nagorno-Karabakh.

Audience members, including children in military costume, watch a ceremony commemorating both the victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War as well as the fall of the strategic town of Shushi to Armenian forces on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

A soldier from the Nagorno-Karabakh armed forces at a front-line post on Sunday, May 8, 2016 near Talish, Nagorno-Karabakh. It was estimated that Azerbaijani military forces were stationed approximately 100 meters away.

A herd of horses, the brown ones of which are Karabakh horses, a breed originally developed in the region which is now faced with extinction, are let out to pasture on a farm in the mountains on April 22, 2015 near Vank, Nagorno-Karabakh.

Members of the Abrahamyan family sacrifice a chicken, the blood of which is used to paint a cross on the forehead, to bring good fortune at the sacred site of Surb Saribek on April 19, 2015 in Karashen, Nagorno-Karabakh.

Groom Davit Simonyan, 24, and bride Shogher Hovsepyan, 25, take photos with family and friends at the Tatik Papik monument, a popular symbol of Nagorno-Karabakh, on April 18, 2015 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

People gather in a local park to enjoy the warm weather following a ceremony commemorating both the victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War as well as the fall of the strategic town of Shushi to Armenian forces on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

Armen Ussoyan, a deminer with the charity HALO Trust, works to clear a minefield on April 20, 2015 in Hagob Kamari, Nagorno-Karabakh.

Guests attend the wedding of groom Davit Simonyan, 24, and bride Shogher Hovsepyan, 25, at Ghazanchetsots church on April 18, 2015 in Shushi, Nagorno-Karabakh.

A boy playing soccer with friends waits by the goal he is defending on April 20, 2015 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

A girl who was displaced along with her family by recent fighting in the city of Martakert stand in the hallway of a hotel where they are temporarily being housed on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

A soldier from the Nagorno-Karabakh armed forces at a front-line post on Sunday, May 8, 2016 near Talish, Nagorno-Karabakh. It was estimated that Azerbaijani military forces were stationed approximately 100 meters away.

David Baghdasaryan rides a Karabakh horse on April 18, 2015 in Vank, Nagorno-Karabakh.

A team of experts from the HALO Trust clears a field of unexploded cluster munitions dropped by Azerbaijani forces in fighting the previous month on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Mokhratagh, Nagorno-Karabakh.

Men cook shashlik, or grilled meat, to celebrate one of the men’s wife’s birthday and his son’s marriage on February 21, 2015 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

A military jeep from the Nagorno-Karabakh armed forces approaches a base on Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Talish, Nagorno-Karabakh. Due to intense nearby fighting in early April, the entire village has been evacuated of civilians.

Construction workers build a cluster of brand new apartment buildings on April 20, 2015 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

Shavalat Sargsyan, a 20-year-old Armenian soldier from Spitak, rolls a truck tire up a hill where he was instructed to take it for disposal on April 19, 2015 in Karashen, Nagorno-Karabakh.

A rainbow arcs over Renaissance Square in the city center following a rain storm on Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

Nagorno-Karabakh: War in Slow Motion by Brendan Hoffman

Nagorno-Karabakh is a small mountainous territory in the South Caucasus caught in limbo. Officially part of Azerbaijan, it has functioned as a region of Armenia since the two former Soviet republics fought a bloody war over the land as the Soviet Union fell apart. While it has declared itself an independent country, and fields a president, foreign ministry, and military, no other countries recognize it as such.

A 1994 ceasefire brought an end only to official hostilities. In early April 2016 fighting once again erupted for four intense days, killing dozens on each side. Azerbaijan was blamed for initiating the conflict; after years of oil-fueled growth, economic weaknesses have shown through with prolonged low oil prices, and many speculate that the fighting was timed to stave off domestic complaints. Regardless of the reason, the apparent fragility of the status quo has set each side on edge and made a bigger flare-up even more likely.

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