Astana

A member of the honour guard adjusts his hat as Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev welcomes Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the Akorda presidential residence in Astana...A member of the honour guard adjusts his hat as Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev welcomes Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the Akorda presidential residence in Astana, Kazakhstan, October 9, 2015.

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A member of the honour guard adjusts his hat as Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev welcomes Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the Akorda presidential residence in Astana, Kazakhstan on Friday

A woman with a pram walks past a street art installation in Astana, Kazakhstan...A woman with a pram walks past a street art installation in Astana, Kazakhstan, September 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Shamil ZhumatovF

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A woman with a pram walks past a street art installation in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Kazakh women wearing traditional costume...Kazakh women wearing traditional costumes play on a swing during celebrations marking the 550th anniversary of Kazakh statehood in central Astana on September 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BOLAT SHAIKHINOVBOLAT SHAIKHINOV/AFP/Getty Images

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Kazakh women wearing traditional costumes play on a swing during celebrations marking the 550th anniversary of Kazakh statehood in central Astana

Cycling Tour de France

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Italy’s Michele Scarponi rests in a team car as he waits for the rest of the Astana team with overall leader Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, to go for a training on the second rest day of the Tour de France cycling race in Lignan-sur-Orb, southern France, on Monday.

 soldier stands guard ahead of a wreath-laying ceremony by British Prime Minister David Cameron at the Monument of the Motherland Defenders in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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A soldier stands guard ahead of a wreath-laying ceremony by UK Prime Minister David Cameron at the Monument of the Motherland Defenders in Astana, Kazakhstan on July 1, 2013.