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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Astana: The Kaleidoscopic Capital Of Kazakhstan"

Twelve years ago, the Kazakh capital city of Aqmola was renamed to Astana. The change was designed to make it easier for foreigners to pronounce, or so the legend goes. The name change brought about many other modifications too. A frenzy of new buildings has produced some rather remarkable structures -- some beautiful, others just plain bizarre.

Here are some photos of Astana. Take a peek, and judge for yourself.


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