Here are some excellent photos from the Opening Ceremony of the 7th Asian Winter Games 2011 in Astana Kazakhstan.
The Opening ceremony was held in the Astana Arena built specially for the purposes of the 7th Asian Winter Games with the capacity of 30 000.
Dmitriy Krebel, the author of the first three photos and Marina Kirilesgluk, the author of the rest of the beautiful photos have kindly shared them with you, just in case if you, like me, haven't been able to be there in person.
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Now enjoy the photos. Click over the images to see them in a larger scale.