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Politicians Praise Unity on Eve of National Day

Ljubljana, 24 June - Several ceremonies were held on Tuesday as the country gears up to celebrate National Day, which marks the day when Slovenia declared independence. Officials praised the unity that the nation showed back in 1991, but pointed to challenges still ahead.

Ljubljana.
Parliament Speraker France Cukjati, the keynote speaker at the festive session of the National Assembly on the eve of National Day.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana.
Festive session of the National Assembly on the eve of National Day.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana.
Festive session of the National Assembly on the eve of National Day featured Prime Minister Janez Jansa (second from left), President Danilo Tuerk (to the right of Jansa) and upper chamber president Blaz Kavcic (to the right of Tuerk).
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana.
Festive session of the National Assembly on the eve of National Day featured Prime Minister Janez Jansa (second from left), President Danilo Tuerk (to the right of Jansa) and upper chamber president Blaz Kavcic (to the right of Tuerk).
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
A reception for the relatives of those killed in the 1991 independence war.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
A reception for the relatives of those killed in the 1991 independence war.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Janez Jansa (centre) holding a reception for the relatives of those killed in the 1991 independence war.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
From right to left: President Danilo Tuerk, Prime Minister Janez Jansa, Defence Minister Karl Erjavec, Justice Minister Lovro Šturm and Health Minister Zofija Mazej Kukovic at Jansa's reception for the relatives of those killed in the 1991 independence war.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk (left) and Prime Minister Janez Jansa (right) at a reception for the relatives of those killed in the 1991 independence war.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Address by Prime Minister Janez Jan sa at his reception for the relatives of those killed in the 1991 independence war.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
From left to right: Health Minister Zofija Mazej Kukovic, Justice Minister Lovro Sturm, Defence Minister Karl Erjavec, President Danilo Tuerk, Interior Minister Dragutin Mate and Police Commissioner Joze Romsek at a reception by Prime Minister Janez Jansa for the relatives of those killed in the 1991 independence war.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Address by Prime Minister Janez Jan sa at his reception for the relatives of those killed in the 1991 independence war.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
From left to right: Justice Minister Lovro Sturm, Defence Minister Karl Erjavec, President Danilo Tuerk, Interior Minister Dragutin Mate and Police Commissioner Joze Romsek at a reception by Prime Minister Janez Jansa for the relatives of those killed in the 1991 independence war.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Address by Prime Minister Janez Jansa at his reception for the relatives of those killed in the 1991 independence war.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Address by Prime Minister Janez Jansa at his reception for the relatives of those killed in the 1991 independence war.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Address by Prime Minister Janez Jansa at his reception for the relatives of those killed in the 1991 independence war.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
A holy mass ahead of National Day, celebrated by Ljubljana Archbishop and Metropolitan Alojz Uran (centre).
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
A holy mass ahead of National Day, celebrated by Ljubljana Archbishop and Metropolitan Alojz Uran.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
A holy mass ahead of National Day, celebrated by Ljubljana Archbishop and Metropolitan Alojz Uran (centre).
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
A holy mass ahead of National Day, celebrated by Ljubljana Archbishop and Metropolitan Alojz Uran (centre).
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
A holy mass ahead of National Day, celebrated by Ljubljana Archbishop and Metropolitan Alojz Uran.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
A holy mass ahead of National Day, celebrated by Ljubljana Archbishop and Metropolitan Alojz Uran (centre).
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
A holy mass ahead of National Day, celebrated by Ljubljana Archbishop and Metropolitan Alojz Uran (centre).
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
A holy mass ahead of National Day, celebrated by Ljubljana Archbishop and Metropolitan Alojz Uran.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
A holy mass ahead of National Day, celebrated by Ljubljana Archbishop and Metropolitan Alojz Uran.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
A holy mass ahead of National Day, celebrated by Ljubljana Archbishop and Metropolitan Alojz Uran.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Environment Minister Janez Podobnik (far left) and Education Minister Milan Zver (far right) at a holy mass ahead of National Day.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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