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What It's Like To Be Young In Kazakhstan

RFE/RL's Kazakh Service has launched a photo competition asking its readers to send in photos that capture the spirit of Kazakh youth. From wedding parties to souped-up cars to snake dances, the photos are a compelling portrait of a post-Soviet generation. (18 PHOTOS)

Students wait nervously before the start of a major high school exam. The results determine which university the students will attend.
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Students wait nervously before the start of a major high school exam. The results determine which university the students will attend.

Playing chess in the park.
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Playing chess in the park.

Before getting married, many Kazakh couples do a photo shoot. They will use a photo for their wedding invitation.
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Before getting married, many Kazakh couples do a photo shoot. They will use a photo for their wedding invitation.

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