Out of every burnt out window of Almaty’s City Hall comes the racket of metal against stone and the raking up of shards of glass.
For the first time since it was set on fire by protesters last Wednesday night, builders have gone in to start the process of gutting and re-building. It will be a long job.
The city of Almaty in Kazakhstan is getting back on its feet. Still under a state of emergency, it doesn’t feel that way anymore.