Kyrgyzstan's Independence Day
Published 31 August 2012
Having had to endure a number of high-profile corruption scandals and government crises in recent months, the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan put its economic and political woes aside on August 31 to celebrate the 21st anniversary of its secession from the Soviet Union. RFE/RL was in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek for the Independence Day festivities.
Kyrgyzstan - Independent Day in Bishkek, kyrgyz girls, 31Aug2012