In November 2013 Kosovans went to the polls in local elections. In the northern part of the city of Mitrovica – where the population is predominantly pro-Serb, tensions were high. Although the Serbian government was encouraging people to participate in the elections there was a small extreme element calling for a boycott. This group ultimately attacked 3 polling stations on election day and forced a reballot. This photograph, taken a week before the election, shows people in the northern part of Mitrovica going about their daily business.