Airmen, Kyrgyz students ring in "First Bell" [Image 2 of 8]
NIZNECHUISKIY VILLAGE, KYRGYZSTAN
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 deeply rooted in Russian tradition and takes place each year on Sept. 1 to signal the first day of school. First Bell marks a rite of passage where seniors escort the first-year students in a ceremony symbolizing the start of a new school year.
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