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MINISK BELARUS - APRIL 2:  A couple embrace in Minisk, Belarus.   For years, Belarus was frozen in its communist past. Now the radical change that has swept the former Soviet Union -- from Georgia's 2003 popular uprising to Ukraine's orange revolution last winter to the recent meltdown in Kyrgyzstan -- is catching up with President Alexander Lukashenko, a dictator whose regime has been described as Stalinism minus the Gulag. The images here capture a country and a people inexorably moving toward revolution: Student activists organizing illegally, democratic reformers meeting in rusting warehouses, protesters holding pictures of 'enemies of the state' murdered by the security services. Just beneath the apparent ordinariness and staidness of this post-Soviet republic, which is barely distinguishable from its former Soviet self, is a deep and powerful anger and a yearning for a new politics and a new possibility. That is the crux of Belarus today -- anger and yearning held together by the glimmer of a hope that tomorrow the regime may tumble. (Photo by Landon Nordeman)