Atkinson descendants in Kazakhstan – day 2

What an incredible time was had by the delegation of Atkinson relatives in Astana on the second day of their visit to Kazakhstan! A meeting with the mayor of Astana was followed by the launch of South to the Great Steppe at the National Library. Later, there was a visit to the site of Expo 2017, after which the American members of the delegation were hosted at their embassy in the city. Below are a few memorable images from a truly fantastic day:

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Pippa Smith and Steve Brown arrive at the mayor’s office dressed as Thomas and Lucy Atkinson (all pics: David O’Neill)
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Nick Fielding presents a copy of his book to Astana mayor Asset Issekeshev
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The mayor greets Atkinson descendant Paul Dahlquist
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The reception party at the National Library
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Press conference at the National Library
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Paul Dahlquist received a plaque on behalf of the descendants from the deputy minister of culture.
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Outside the National Library

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