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Back-To-School Fashion, From Moscow To Ashgabat

As children across the region begin a new school year, many are showing off their best back-to-school outfits, from sharp suits and uniforms to bows and national dress.

A girl poses before the first day of school in Moscow, Russia.
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A girl poses before the first day of school in Moscow, Russia.

Skirts or ties are in vogue for these kids in Moscow.
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Skirts or ties are in vogue for these kids in Moscow.

Children wear school uniforms in Vladivostok, Russia.
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Children wear school uniforms in Vladivostok, Russia.

Young cadets at the Nakhimov Naval Academy in St. Petersburg attend a ceremony for the so-called "Day of Knowledge" as the school year begins.
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Young cadets at the Nakhimov Naval Academy in St. Petersburg attend a ceremony for the so-called "Day of Knowledge" as the school year begins.

A girl plays on a playground in Minsk, Belarus.
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A girl plays on a playground in Minsk, Belarus.

Minsk, Belarus
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Minsk, Belarus

Belarusian children gather before school in Minsk.
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Belarusian children gather before school in Minsk.

Minsk, Belarus
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Minsk, Belarus

Students wear sashes on the first day of class in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
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Students wear sashes on the first day of class in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

A young student sports formal wear in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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A young student sports formal wear in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Children wear sashes in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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Children wear sashes in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Students in Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Students in Almaty, Kazakhstan

A more casually dressed crowd gathers at an elementary school in Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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A more casually dressed crowd gathers at an elementary school in Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

A classroom at the Isak Samokovlija elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
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A classroom at the Isak Samokovlija elementary school in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Children carry roses at the start of the school year in Balanesti, Moldova.
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Children carry roses at the start of the school year in Balanesti, Moldova.

Children carry roses in Balanesti, Moldova.
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Children carry roses in Balanesti, Moldova.

Equipped with textbooks, kids in Balanesti, Moldova, are ready to learn.
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Equipped with textbooks, kids in Balanesti, Moldova, are ready to learn.

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