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EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan: When the Carnival Is Over

Oct 2, 2017 | 09:15 GMT
Heads of state stand in front of the EXPO 2017 exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan on June 9.

Heads of state stand in front of the EXPO 2017 exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan on June 9. Kazakh officials are trying to figure out how to recoup the billions of dollars they sank into the expensive complex.

(MIKHAIL METZEL/AFP/Getty Images)

A giant globe flanked by several blocks of square buildings sits in the desolate outskirts of Astana. This is what's left of the expensive complex that hosted the summer expo, and Kazakh officials are trying to figure out how to recoup the billions of dollars they sank into it....

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