The world's youngest nation, the Republic of Kosovo, celebrated three years since it first declared independence on Feb. 17, 2008. Three years pales when compared to its centuries-long history of widespread conflict and turmoil; the wounds from the violence that scarred the landscape and its people still linger. Because of the often intense discourse, some countries even refuse to recognize Kosovo as an independent nation.
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