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Celebrations Kick Off Universiade Student Games In Kazan

The 27th Summer Universiade opened on July 6 in Kazan, the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan, with an elaborate ceremony featuring some 1,000 performers. The ceremony included dance, music, and theater performances focusing on the theme of Russia's ethnic diversity. This year's Universiade -- one of the biggest sporting events in the world -- includes more than 10,000 university athletes from 162 countries.

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