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Russian Schoolchildren Mark Graduation With 'Last Bell' Celebrations, in Photos

Russian high-school graduates said farewell to their student years this Friday, May 25, in a time-honored tradition that includes the ceremonial ringing of the "last bell" at schools nationwide. Tears, joy and pride were in abundance as the graduating 11th-graders put on celebratory red ribbons to mark the day.

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