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Saturday, August 02, 2014


Back-To-School Fashion, From Moscow To Ashgabat

Published 2 September 2013

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.

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

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

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Children wear school uniforms in Vladivostok, Russia.

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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.

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A girl plays on a playground in Minsk, Belarus.

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Minsk, Belarus

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Belarusian children gather before school in Minsk.

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Minsk, Belarus

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

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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A young student sports formal wear in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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Children wear sashes in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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Students in Almaty, Kazakhstan

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

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

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

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Children carry roses in Balanesti, Moldova.

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