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A goat looks out of a window of a crumbling building in Belene, Bulgaria, on November 10th, 2014. Many in the 1950s who didn't belong to the Communist party languished in the gulag-like forced labor camp, an island on the Danube river. Belene still houses prisoners, some for petty theft, some for larger crimes. The section of the island that was once dedicated to imprisoning political dissidents, now in crumbles, is a haunting reminder of the dangers once posed by an independent mind in pre-1989 Eastern Europe.