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Ljubljana Turns into World Book Capital

Ljubljana, 23 April - Ljubljana assumed the UNESCO title of World Book Capital with a flag-rising ceremony in front of the city hall on Friday at noon. The flag was raised by Mayor Zoran Jankovic and President Danilo Tuerk, who pointed to books as a symbol of culture, human spirit and progress of a nation.

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The flag-rising ceremony in front of the city hall, marking the beginning of Ljubljana's stint as World Book Capital.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

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President Danilo Tuerk and Mayor Zoran Jankovic during the flag-rising ceremony in front of the city hall, marking the beginning of Ljubljana's stint as World Book Capital.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

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President Danilo Tuerk addressing the crowd in front of the city hall after the flag-rising ceremony, marking the beginning of Ljubljana's stint as World Book Capital.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

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President Danilo Tuerk (third from the left) and Mayor Zoran Jankovic (right) during the flag-rising ceremony in front of the city hall, marking the beginning of Ljubljana's stint as World Book Capital.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

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Writer Boris Pahor (left) and poet Tone Pavcek at a reception at the City Hall upon Ljubljana's taking over as World Book Capital.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

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Poet Tone Pavcek (left) and Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic at a reception at the City Hall upon Ljubljana's taking over as World Book Capital.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

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President Danilo Tuerk at a reception at the City Hall upon Ljubljana's taking over as World Book Capital.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
Writer Boris Pahor (left) and Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic at a reception at the City Hall upon Ljubljana's taking over as World Book Capital.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
A reception at the City Hall upon Ljubljana's taking over as World Book Capital. Pictured (left to right): writer Boris Pahor, Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic and President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
A reception at the City Hall upon Ljubljana's taking over as World Book Capital. Pictured (left to right): writer Boris Pahor, Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Jankovic and President Danilo Tuerk.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
A reception at the City Hall upon Ljubljana's taking over as World Book Capital. Pictured: President Danilo Tuerk (left) and Mayor Zoran Jankovic.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
A reception at the City Hall upon Ljubljana's taking over as World Book Capital. Pictured: President Danilo Tuerk (left) and Mayor Zoran Jankovic.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
A reception at the City Hall upon Ljubljana's taking over as World Book Capital.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
A reception at the City Hall upon Ljubljana's taking over as World Book Capital. Pictured: President Danilo Tuerk (left) and Mayor Zoran Jankovic.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

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