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Moscow Celebrates Its 872nd Birthday, in Photos

Each year, Muscovites celebrate the founding of Moscow in 1147 with a huge citywide bash during the first weekend of September.

From free entry to museums to special performances and parades through the city center, there was no shortage of ways to wish the Russian capital a happy birthday.

Here are a few of our favorite moments from this weekend:

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