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Aug. 22, 2012, 8:58 p.m. |
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NEWS ITEMS: Many eyes will be on the soaring statue of the nation’s guardian – “Berehyniya” – on Independence Square this weekend. To commemorate Ukraine’s 21st birthday, Kyivans will be treated to 13 hours of official festivities on Khreshchatyk Street that will include basketball, street graffiti, an exotic car show, an in-line roller skate race, a parade of traditional embroidery, a flower fest in Pechersk, and folk, classical and modern musical concerts throughout the day. Centers of action will be European Square, Sophia Square, Spivoche Pole and Independence Square. A fireworks show starts at 10 p.m.
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