A Russian policeman checks his phone while behind him, the Olympic cauldron is seen, ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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A gunman opened fire in a Russian Orthodox cathedral on the island of Sakhalin, off Russia's eastern coast, on Sunday, killing a nun and a churchgoer and wounding six other people, officials said.He said a prayer service for the victims would be held later on Sunday at the cathedral, which is the main Russian Orthodox church in a region that includes Sakhalin and the Kurile island chain. The part of the church where the shooting took place would have to be cleaned of victims' blood and blessed, he added.
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