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In Photos: Red Square Hosts International Military Music Festival

Every year when summer meets autumn, Red Square is transformed into a stage for the Spasskaya Tower International Music Festival.

Thousands of spectators can see 22 military bands and groups from across the globe marching, twirling, dancing and high-stepping with the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral as the backdrop.

Here's a look at scenes from this year's event, which runs through Sept. 5:

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