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Culture Capital Project Inaugurated

Maribor, 14 January - The European Capital of Culture, the biggest cultural project in Slovenia's history, was inaugurated on Saturday night in Maribor with a ceremony showcasing the six partner cities in the project and a cultural programme featuring some of Slovenia's biggest names in music and theatre.

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Singer Maja Keuc performs the Slovenian National Anthem at the outset of the European Capital of Culture opening ceremony.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Androulla Vassilou addresses the crowd at the European Capital of Culture opening ceremony.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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President Danilo Türk addresses the European Capital of Culture opening ceremony.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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President Danilo Türk addresses the European Capital of Culture opening ceremony.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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President Danilo Türk meets European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Androulla Vassilou before the European Capital of Culture opening ceremony.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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