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  Mongolians mark 800th anniversary of Khan
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Last EditedThe Oncoming Storm  Jul 12, 2006 07:35am
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News DateWednesday, July 12, 2006 01:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionULAN BATOR, Mongolia - Mongolians celebrated the 800th anniversary of Genghis Khan's march to world conquest on Tuesday with festivities that mixed commercialism with appeals to nationalism.

"We Mongolians must be united and have one goal: to develop our country. Remember Genghis Khan and his great deeds," said President Nambaryn Enkhbayar, who usually wears a suit but was dressed in a traditional gold and cream silk robe for the occasion.

Mongolians and their leaders are reveling in Genghis Khan, finding a source of identity at an unsettling time.
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