A boy plays inside a Soviet-era Yakovlev Yak-40 plane turned into their kindergarten in the Georgian city of Rustavi, some 25 km southeast of the capital Tbilisi, on Monday. Local head teacher Gari Chapidze bought the old but fully functional Yak-40 from Georgian Airways and refurbished its interior with educational equipment, games and toys but left the cockpit instruments intact so they could be used as play tools
Municipal workers examine the bottom of the Kura River after water was released from the dam in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia on Tuesday. Recent flooding, triggered by torrential rains, killed at least 19 people, destroyed houses and tore up roads
Georgians take part in a religious procession known as Alilo, in Tbilisi, to celebrate the Orthodox Christmas
Commuters leave a 60-year-old cable car in the town of Chiatura, some 220km northwest of Tbilisi. Dating to the Soviet era, Chiatura’s public cable cars were built to facilitate the manganese mining industry, which formed the bedrock of the town’s economy. Fifteen of Chiatura’s 21 cable car routes are still running, covering a total length of over 6,000 meters.