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A grand view of the capital.

Products get rebranded, companies get rebranded – but the capital of an entire country? Back in 1997 the Kazakh capital shifted to Astana (quickly renamed from Aqmola to make it easier for foreigners to pronounce or so legend has it)…

So followed a frenzy of buildings in the new capital of this oil and gas rich country which has produced some remarkable structures. Beautiful or bizarre – judge for yourself.