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Kyrgyzstan Celebrates Independence Day, Honors Workers Battling Pandemic

Kyrgyzstan celebrated the 29th anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union on August 31. Officials were seen social distancing at a ceremony in Bishkek's Ala-Too Square as events were scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Almost 44,000 people in Kyrgyzstan have been infected with the coronavirus, with 1,060 deaths reported.

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