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In the town of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the home of the Soviet and Russian space programme from where Yuri Gagarin was launched into space, children played near a toy metal rocket In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, people walked past a mural of a cosmonaut with a resemblance to Yuri Gagarin, on the town's main pedestrian street, the Arbat In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Vadim Kozheko, the deputy director of the International Space School of Baikonur and a rocket scientist who has worked in Baikonur since 1972, stood in one of the school display rooms In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, a child let go of balloons on the Arbat Street, the town's central walkway In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, cadets from the Russian Space Forces posed for a picture on their way to an end of term concert In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, girls waited to go on stage for the selection round for the finals of Miss. Baikonur at the town's Palace of Culture In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, girls went on stage for the selection round for the finals of Miss. Baikonur at the town's Palace of Culture In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, men and boys showered in a park on the banks of the Syr Darya river, beyond which stretches the barren steppe of southern Kazakhstan In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, boys climbed over a Soyuz rocket placed as a monument in the centre of the city At the cosmodrome of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, policemen guarded the track on which the Soyuz TMA-09M rocket was to be taken to its launchpad to send US astronaut Karen Nyberg, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin to join the International Space Station At the cosmodrome of Baikonur, Kazakhstan,, a train took the Soyuz TMA-09M rocket to its launchpad At the cosmodrome of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, as the Soyuz TMA-09M rocket stood at its launchpad ready to send US astronaut Karen Nyberg, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin to join the International Space Station, a priest walked towards the craft shortly after having blessed its voyage At the cosmodrome of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the home of the Soviet and Russian space programme from where Yuri Gagarin was launched into space, a few hours before the launch of the Soyuz TMA-09M rocket, a technician came out for a smoke At the cosmodrome of Baikonur, Kazakhstan,, a few hours before the launch of the Soyuz TMA-09M rocket, the crew of US astronaut Karen Nyberg, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, came to do final checks on their space suits At the cosmodrome of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, a few hours before the launch of the Soyuz TMA-09M rocket to the International Space Station, the crew sat on the bus to the spacecraft.  Here Cosmonauts and Astronauts and Yurchikhin and Parmitano pressed their hands against those of their family members across the separation of the bus window At the cosmodrome of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, as the countdown for the launch of the Soyuz TMA-09M rocket took place, three men sat on benches near an observation point.  On a wall nearby a painting of the Buran, the Soviet equivalent of the Shuttle, and which only flew once, adorned a building
At the cosmodrome of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, as the countdown for the launch of the Soyuz TMA-09M rocket took place, three men sat on benches near an observation point.  On a wall nearby a painting of the Buran, the Soviet equivalent of the Shuttle, and which only flew once, adorned a building publish on Facebook