Her classmates and friends had a granite statue of her erected in the Peace Park in Hiroshima. Some of the southern portions of the region fell under Arab influence in the 8th–9th centuries, and Islam was introduced. Kazakhstan has also been involved in an oil swap arrangement with Iran, whereby Kazakhstan sends oil by tanker to northern Iran, and Iran in exchange exports some oil from its Persian Gulf ports.
The sparse plant covering in the desert consists of saltworts, wormwoods, alhagi, and a haloxylon typical of the southern desert. Since 11 September, all radical Islamic groups in the Central Asian nations have been linked with international terrorism. The central figure in this strengthening of the IAEA has been Director General ElBaradei. He has himself put forward numerous proposals aimed at this objective. He is an active participant in debates on the future of the non-proliferation regime.
Thus, rather than being disbanded, NATO adapted, and continues to change, to live up to the needs and expectations of Allies, and to promote their shared vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace. We are living in times when it is becomes obvious who is a leader and who is not. Nazarbayev’s candidacy was extensively covered by state-owned media. Countries which joined the Alliance have been able to strengthen their democracy, boost their security and make their citizens safer. Nazarbayev’s most serious challenger, former prime minister Akezhan Kazhegeldin, was excluded from running on a technicality. In the December 2005 election, Nazarbayev was reelected once again, winning over 90% of the votes. The old capital, Almaty (Kazakh for «mountain of apples»), has no historic attractions but is an attractive city where tree-lined streets, parks, fountains, and canals give it a European flavor. In the winter, ice skating is popular on its waterways.