Monuments

Monuments in Ashgabat. The bull with the earth on its back commemorates the devastating earthquake of 1948, which killed 2/3 of the city's population; it is next to the Arch of Neutrality, atop which Niyazov rotates to always face the sun (it looks a bit like the Seattle Space Needle.) The five-headed eagle is the presidential emblem, and the plunger-shaped structure is the Monument of Independence.

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