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What the first day of school looks like around the world – 12 PHOTOS

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first day of school looks like in countries around the world

The school start time differs by country around the world, but the first day of school is exciting and a big day no matter where you are living.

first day of school looks like in countries around the world

The first day back looks very different depending on where you live. woodleywonderworks/flickr

Take a look below to see the first day of school in 12 countries around the world.

Belarus: Students perform during an event for the first day of school in Minsk.

first day of school looks like in countries around the world

REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

France: Kids enter the primary school Jules Ferry in Fontenay-sous-Bois, near Paris.

first day of school looks like in countries around the world

REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Gaza Strip: Palestinian children sit inside a classroom on the first day of school at al-Shafi’i school in Gaza City.

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REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Indonesia: Students wait for a train to pass as they make their journey home after attending the first day of kindergarten in Jakarta.

first day of school looks like in countries around the world

REUTERS/Beawiharta

Japan: Children sit inside a classroom at Shimizu elementary school in Fukushima.

first day of school looks like in countries around the world

REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Lebanon: A teacher speaks to her students in a classroom on the first day of a new school term in Tripoli.

first day of school looks like in countries around the world

REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Malaysia: A student lays her head on the table during the first day of school in Kuala Lumpur.

first day of school looks like in countries around the world

AP Photo/Lim Huey Teng

Nicaragua: Students wait in line to enter to their classroom on the first day of school in Managua.

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REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Philippines: Filipino students line up during the first day of school at the President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School in suburb north of Manila.

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AP Photo/Aaron Favila

Syria: A Syrian child inspects a book on his first day back to school in a suburb of Damascus.

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REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Ukraine: First graders take part in a ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine.

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REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

United States: Students arrive for the first day back at a New York City high school.

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Students arrive for the first day of school at Stuyvesant High School, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 in New York.