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Clockwise from top: Panoramic view of Leskovac city centre, Freedom Monument, Memorial Park, Holy Trinity Church, National Theatre, Cultural Centre
Clockwise from top: Panoramic view of Leskovac city centre, Freedom Monument, Memorial Park, Holy Trinity Church, National Theatre, Cultural Centre
Leskovac (Serbian Cyrillic: Лесковац, pronounced [lě̞skɔ̝v̞at͡s]) is a city and the administrative center of the Jablanica District in southern Serbia. According to the 2016 census, the city urban area has 63,964 inhabitants, while the city administrative area has 144,632. (Full article...)

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov cancels his scheduled visit to Serbia after neighbouring states in the Balkans refuse to let Lavrov's plane use their airspace. (BBC News)

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  • Serbia 7,186,862
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    • South and East Serbia region 1,563,916
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Vesna Vulović (Serbian Cyrillic: Весна Вуловић, pronounced [ʋêsna ʋûːloʋitɕ]; 3 January 1950 – 23 December 2016) was a Serbian flight attendant who holds the Guinness world record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute: 10,160 m (33,330 ft; 6.31 mi). She was the sole survivor after a briefcase bomb exploded in the baggage compartment of JAT Flight 367 on 26 January 1972, causing it to crash near Srbská Kamenice, Czechoslovakia. Yugoslav authorities suspected that Croatian nationalists were to blame, but no one was ever arrested.

Following the bombing, Vulović spent days in a coma and was hospitalised for several months. She suffered a fractured skull, three broken vertebrae, broken legs, broken ribs, and a fractured pelvis. These injuries resulted in her being temporarily paralyzed from the waist down. Vulović made an almost complete recovery but continued to walk with a limp. She had no memory of the incident and had no qualms about flying in the aftermath of the crash. Despite her willingness to resume work as a flight attendant, Jat Airways (JAT) gave her a desk job negotiating freight contracts, feeling her presence on flights would attract too much publicity. Vulović became a celebrity in Yugoslavia and was deemed a national hero. (Full article...)

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Belgrade - 1,731,425
Novi Sad - 335,701
Niš - 257,867
Kragujevac - 177,468
Leskovac - 143,962
Subotica - 140,358
Kruševac - 127,429
Kraljevo - 124,554
Zrenjanin - 122,714
Pančevo - 122,252
Šabac - 115,347
Čačak - 114,809
Smederevo - 107,528
Sombor - 97,263
Valjevo - 95,631

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