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Independence Day Rehearsals In Turkmenabat

In Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan's second largest city, preparations are underway for the country's Independence Day celebrations. Employees of state institutions and students of public schools and universities took part in a rehearsal held in the city's Labor Stadium on September 28. Similar rehearsals are being held daily in cities throughout Turkmenistan and the exercises will continue until October 27, when representatives and high-ranking officials from all provinces will join President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov in the capital city, Ashgabat, to celebrate the anniversary of Turkmenistan's declaration of independence in 1991.

Women practice choreographed moves lined up in rows inside Turkmenebat's Labor Stadium during preparations for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations on September 28.Turkmenistan celebrates its independence on October 27. 
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Women practice choreographed moves lined up in rows inside Turkmenebat's Labor Stadium during preparations for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations on September 28.Turkmenistan celebrates its independence on October 27.

Rehearsals inside Turkmenebat's Labor Stadium for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations.
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Rehearsals inside Turkmenebat's Labor Stadium for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations.

Young people congregate on the running track of the Labor Stadium in Turkmenabat while participating in preparations for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations.
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Young people congregate on the running track of the Labor Stadium in Turkmenabat while participating in preparations for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations.

Two girls wearing tracksuits and baseball caps with Turkmenistan written on them practice choreographed celebrations in preparation for the country's Independence Day.
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Two girls wearing tracksuits and baseball caps with Turkmenistan written on them practice choreographed celebrations in preparation for the country's Independence Day.

Young women practice some choreographed moves for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations.
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Young women practice some choreographed moves for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations.

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Supervisors and choreographers oversee the preparations for Independence Day celebrations from the stands of the Labor Stadium.
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Supervisors and choreographers oversee the preparations for Independence Day celebrations from the stands of the Labor Stadium.

Turkmen schoolboys (most of them wearing traditional caps) take part in Independence Day rehearsals.
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Turkmen schoolboys (most of them wearing traditional caps) take part in Independence Day rehearsals.

Buses used to transport those participating in Independence Day celebrations stand parked outside the Labor Stadium while rehearsals take place inside
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Buses used to transport those participating in Independence Day celebrations stand parked outside the Labor Stadium while rehearsals take place inside

Participants in Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations take a break during rehearsals at Turkmenebat's Labor Stadium.
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Participants in Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations take a break during rehearsals at Turkmenebat's Labor Stadium.

During rehearsals for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations, children in biking gear climb the stands of the Labor Stadium in the city of Turkmenabat, leaving their bikes behind at the bottom.
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During rehearsals for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations, children in biking gear climb the stands of the Labor Stadium in the city of Turkmenabat, leaving their bikes behind at the bottom.

People line up in rows in Turkmenabat's Labor Stadium during rehearsals for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations.
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People line up in rows in Turkmenabat's Labor Stadium during rehearsals for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations.

Women take part in rehearsals in Turkmenebat's Labor Stadium for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations.
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Women take part in rehearsals in Turkmenebat's Labor Stadium for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations.

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Senior citizens also attend rehearsals for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations.
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Senior citizens also attend rehearsals for Turkmenistan's Independence Day celebrations.

Two young rhythmic gymnasts practice their Independence Day routine at the Labor Stadium in Turkmenabat.
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Two young rhythmic gymnasts practice their Independence Day routine at the Labor Stadium in Turkmenabat.

Young men with Turkmen flags rehearse for the country's Independence Day celebrations in Turkmenabat.
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Young men with Turkmen flags rehearse for the country's Independence Day celebrations in Turkmenabat.

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