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Russia Marks Back To School With AK-47s, Death Metal

Back to school never looked so... violent.

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Kids across Russia went back to school on Monday. This is how one Moscow school welcomed them back.

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Which would be funny and strange, but on the first day of school nine years ago, Islamist rebels took more than 1,000 people hostage at a school in the southern city of Beslan. A subsequent raid killed 334 people, including 186 children. There are no official ceremonies to mark the tragedy.

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