A ceasefire is in place between the Russian and Georgian armed forces, but it is apparently very fragile. There is a lot of distrust between the parties, and the situation is very unstable. Estimates say that about 100,000 people are displaced, and up to 2,000 people - soldiers and civilians - have been killed so far (though the latter number is thought to be exaggerated, and anyone can only guess, because there is no information).
The conflict in South Ossetia is as much about media, and it is very difficult to trust any reports.
But a news report that most certainly cannot be disputed is that there are many handsome men involved in the conflict on all sides ...
A Georgian tank soldier in Gori on Saturday. From AP by George Abdaladze via daylife.
Chechen special forces soldiers from the Vostok (East) army unit sit atop of an APC as they move toward Tskhinvali on Saturday. From Reuters via daylife.
Georgian soldiers returning from Tskhinvali on Sunday. From AP via Der Spiegel.
A Russian peacekeeper sits at the checkpoint near Tskhinvali on Sunday. From Reuters via daylife.
A physician treats an injured man in a hospital in Dzhava, South Ossetia, on Sunday. From AP by Musa Sadulayev, via daylife.
A South Ossetian soldier secures an area next to a destroyed Russian armoured personnel carrier in Tskhinvali on Sunday. From Reuters via daylife.
A Russian soldier takes cover as a tank convoy enters Tskhinvali on Monday. From AP by Mikhail Metzel, via daylife.
A protester carries a Georgian flag and shouts anti-Russian slogans outside the Russian embassy in Beijing on Monday. From Reuters via daylife.
Russian soldiers drink water in Tskhinvali on Monday. From AFP/Getty Images via daylife.
A Georgian soldier smokes as Georgian forces head towards Tbilisi on Monday, just outside Gori. From Getty Images via daylife.
Soldiers, part of a Russian military convoy, travel on their way on a main road leading to the Georgian city of Zugdidi today, Wednesday. From Reuters via daylife.