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    • Girls Wearing National Outfits During Celebrations of Nowruz at Astana Expo in Nur-Sultan
    • Girls Wearing a National Outfit During Celebrations of Nowruz at Independence Square in Nur-Sultan
    • Girl Wearing National Outfits During Celebrations of Nowruz at Astana Expo in Nur-Sultan
    • Girl Wearing National Outfits During Celebrations of Nowruz at Astana Expo in Nur-Sultan
    • Girls Wearing National Outfits During Celebrations of Nowruz at Astana Expo in Nur-Sultan
    • Girls Wearing National Outfits During Celebrations of Nowruz at Astana Expo in Nur-Sultan
    • A Girl Wearing a National Outfit During Celebrations of Nowruz at Independence Square in Nur-Sultan
    • Girls Wearing National Outfits During Celebrations of Nowruz at Astana Expo in Nur-Sultan
    • During Celebrations of Nowruz at Independence Square in Nur-Sultan
    • Girls Wearing National Outfits Treat Attendees With Pilaf During Celebrations of Nowruz at Independence Square in Nur-Sultan
    • Girls Wearing National Outfits During Celebrations of Nowruz at Astana Expo in Nur-Sultan
    • A Girl Wearing a National Outfit During Celebrations of Nowruz at Independence Square in Nur-Sultan
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    Girls wearing national outfits during celebrations of Nowruz at Astana Expo in Nur-Sultan.

    The Persian New Year, Nowruz, a largely celebrated festivities in Kazakhstan, has attracted many beautiful attendees at two main venues - Astana Expo and Independence Square - which are hosting national events in the country's recently renamed capital, Nur-Sultan.

    Running from 21-23 March, attendees were able to take a picture with an eagle, eat deliciously cooked traditional rice and meat pilaf, or just mingle and socialise, among other things.

    Sputnik has compiled for you a selection of pictures showing the highlights of this year's celebration. 

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