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MONDAY, August 19:
Afghanistan: Independence Day.
Afghanistan/Pakistan: Turkey hosts joint Turkish-Afghan-Pakistani military exercises (to August 28).
Iran: The 60th anniversary of the 1953 coup d'état that overthrew Iran's democratically elected government and its prime minister, Mohammad Mosadegh.
Russia: The 22th anniversary of the August 1991 attempted coup that precipitated the collapse of the Soviet Union.
UN: World Humanitarian Day.
TUESDAY, August 20:
Georgia/U.S.: Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania pays an official visit to the United States.
Pakistan: Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf expected to appear before an antiterrorism court in Islamabad on charges of criminal conspiracy and the murder of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Tajikistan: UNESCO's Secretary-General Irina Bokova visits Dushanbe (to August 22).
Tajikistan: A high-level conference on water cooperation starts in Dushanbe (to August 22).
Ukraine: The 10th World Congress of Ukrainians opens in Lviv (to August 22).
WEDNESDAY, August 21:
Europe: 45th anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia, which crushed the Prague Spring.
THURSDAY, August 22:
Russia: National Flag Day.
FRIDAY, August 23:
Europe: European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism.
Ukraine: National Flag Day.
UN: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
SATURDAY, August 24:
Ukraine: Independence Day.
Ukraine: Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida visits Kyiv and Chyornobyl (to August 26).