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Kazakhstan Marks Day Of The First President

For the first time, Kazakhstan is marking the Day of the First President on December 1 to commemorate the election of Nursultan Nazarbaev in 1991. Among the many events leading up to the holiday was an exhibition to mark the inaugural Day of the First President in the Central National Museum in Almaty. (9 PHOTOS)

A worker removes snow in front of a statue of President Nursultan Nazarbaev at the Park of the First President on the eve of the Day of the First President in Almaty.
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A worker removes snow in front of a statue of President Nursultan Nazarbaev at the Park of the First President on the eve of the Day of the First President in Almaty.

Military academy students stand next to a poster of President Nazarbaev at the opening of an exhibition to mark the inaugural Day of the First President in the Central National Museum in Almaty.
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Military academy students stand next to a poster of President Nazarbaev at the opening of an exhibition to mark the inaugural Day of the First President in the Central National Museum in Almaty.

A cadet plays a dombra at the opening of an exhibition to mark the inaugural Day of the First President in the Central National Museum.
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A cadet plays a dombra at the opening of an exhibition to mark the inaugural Day of the First President in the Central National Museum.

Students walk out of the Central National Museum in Almaty.
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Students walk out of the Central National Museum in Almaty.

Cadets play the dombra at the opening of the exhibition in the Central National Museum.
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Cadets play the dombra at the opening of the exhibition in the Central National Museum.

Visitors examine an exhibition in the Central National Museum.
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Visitors examine an exhibition in the Central National Museum.

An improvisational poetry contest among young poets is devoted to First President Day.
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An improvisational poetry contest among young poets is devoted to First President Day.

Wishes for President Nazarbaev from Almaty youth are displayed on a poster.
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Wishes for President Nazarbaev from Almaty youth are displayed on a poster.

A billboard dedicated to the holiday shows Nazarbaev in Almaty.
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A billboard dedicated to the holiday shows Nazarbaev in Almaty.

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