Uzbekistan - through-my-eyes
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The Registan was the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand. It is a public square, where people gathered to hear royal proclamations, heralded by blasts on enormous copper pipes called dzharchis - and a place of public executions. It is framed by three madrasahs (Islamic schools) of distinctive Islamic architecture. The square is today used for important celebrations and important public events.