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BAKU, AZERBAIJAN.  Actresses apply more make up backstage between takes on the set of “Javanliq,” a show mirrored on “Friends,” in a small, makeshift television studio on May 1, 2012.  On May 2, the government of Azerbaijan is prohibiting foreign soap operas from appearing on Azerbaijani television in the hopes of encouraging better quality in domestic productions; many Azerbaijanis will still have access to beloved foreign Turkish soaps through satellite television.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN. Actresses apply more make up backstage between takes on the set of “Javanliq,” a show mirrored on “Friends,” in a small, makeshift television studio on May 1, 2012. On May 2, the government of Azerbaijan is prohibiting foreign soap operas from appearing on Azerbaijani television in the hopes of encouraging better quality in domestic productions; many Azerbaijanis will still have access to beloved foreign Turkish soaps through satellite television.