Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs

September 21, 2004: Acclaimed U.S. pianist Van Cliburn, 70, plays at a concert dedicated to the memory of victims of the Beslan school massacre, Moscow. In 1958, at 23, Cliburn won the first Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition held in Moscow, and has since performed around the world. [AP/Wide World Photo]

September 21, 2004: Acclaimed U.S. pianist Van Cliburn, 70, plays at a concert dedicated to the memory of victims of the Beslan school massacre, Moscow. In 1958, at 23, Cliburn won the first Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition held in Moscow, and has since performed around the world. [AP/Wide World Photo]

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