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Kazakhstan: A country in pictures

updated 1:26 PM EDT, Fri July 13, 2012
Kazakhstan is the world's 9th largest country that stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to its eastern boarder with northwest China. The former Soviet state gained independence in 1991 Astana (pictured) was made the capital in 1997, taking the honor from Almaty, which is the country's largest city. Kazakhstan is the world's 9th largest country that stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to its eastern boarder with northwest China. The former Soviet state gained independence in 1991 Astana (pictured) was made the capital in 1997, taking the honor from Almaty, which is the country's largest city.
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From the Caspian Sea to China
Presidential privilages
People and ethnicity
Where Christianity and Islam meet
Yurts
Reserves to spare
Tianshan Mountain
Lake Balkhash
Kazakh Winter Games
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