Images: Airmen, Kyrgyz students ring in 'First Bell' [Image 6 of 8]
Photo by Master Sgt. Jason Vaught
Seniors in their last year of school escort first-year students to class during the "First Bell" ceremony, Niznechuiskiy Village, Kyrgyzstan, Sept. 1, 2012. First Bell is a Russian tradition that takes place each year on Sept. 1 to signal the first day of school. First Bell marks a rite of passage where seniors, in their last year of studies, escort first-year students in a ceremony symbolizing the start of a new school year.
Date Posted:09.04.2012 03:20
Location:NIZNECHUISKIY VILLAGE, KG