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Tuerk: Admitting Weaknesses Condition for Development

Ljubljana, 24 June - President Danilo Tuerk addressed on Wednesday the main ceremony held on the anniversary of Slovenia's independence, saying that as Slovenia is coming of age in the mids of a world crisis, it is starting to discover its shortcomings. A serious but determined tone also marked other addresses held by officials on the eve of National Day.

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Central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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National Council president Blaz Kavcic (centre) arriving at the central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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Prime Minister Borut Pahor (right) arriving at the central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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President's spouse Barbara Miklic Tuerk (left) and Parliament Speaker Pavel Gantar arriving at the central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk at central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STALjubljana
President Danilo Tuerk at central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk at central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk addressing central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Central ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Special session of the National Assembly today devoted to the 18th anniversary of Slovenian independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Special session of the National Assembly today devoted to the 18th anniversary of Slovenian independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Special session of the National Assembly today devoted to the 18th anniversary of Slovenian independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Deputy Parliament Speaker Vasja Klavora addressing a special session of the National Assembly today devoted to the 18th anniversary of Slovenian independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Deputy Parliament Speaker Vasja Klavora addressing a special session of the National Assembly today devoted to the 18th anniversary of Slovenian independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Deputy Parliament Speaker Vasja Klavora addressing a special session of the National Assembly today devoted to the 18th anniversary of Slovenian independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Special session of the National Assembly today devoted to the 18th anniversary of Slovenian independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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Prime Minister Borut Pahor holding reception for the families of those who died in the ten-day war for Slovenian independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor holding reception for the families of those who died in the ten-day war for Slovenian independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor holding reception for the families of those who died in the ten-day war for Slovenian independence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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