EXPENSIVE GAMBLE: Citizens and activists from the civic group "Let Us Not Drown Belgrade" march with a 2-meter tall yellow styrofoam duck, the symbol of a protest opposing the Belgrade $3bn waterfront project. (Andrej Isakovic, AFP)
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