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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Kosovo Independence Day, 17 February 2010
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Kosovo Independence Day, 17 February 2010


there were lots and lots of people in the streets despite the slow, steady drizzle... lots of cars decorated with the flags of kosovo, albania, the united states and even the uk... lots of families and kids, lots of young people out enjoying the holiday...

here's a street scene from this afternoon in the main pedestrian mall...

this monument, "newborn," was unveiled when independence was announced on 17 february 2008... it's now covered with graffiti, most of it patriotic...


this is what is looked like new...


and, of course, the obligatory statue of mother teresa... albania, kosovo and macedonia would all like to claim her as their own, but she was actually born in skopje, macedonia...


note the kosovo flag painted on the little boy's cheek...

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