The statue of Ismoil Somoni in the central square of Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

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Statue of Ismoil Somoni

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One of Dushanbe’s most impressive modern monuments, this statue celebrates the 10th-century founder of the Samanid dynasty. With an art-deco quality to the design of the monument's golden casing and a prominent position on Friendship Sq, it has become a key rendezvous point in the city.

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