Bill Clinton Boulevard

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Bill Clinton Boulevard, February 2013

Bill Clinton Boulevard is a boulevard located in Pristina, the capital and largest city of Kosovo.[a] After the Kosovo War of 1998-1999, the Albanians in Kosovo wanted to thank the American President Bill Clinton for his help in their struggle with the government of the FR Yugoslavia. A 10-foot high statue of Clinton was unveiled on the boulevard on November 1, 2009, in a ceremony at which the former president spoke.[1] A large 7.5 m (25 ft) banner of Clinton is placed up on an apartment block, bearing the text "Welcome to Bill Clinton Boulevard" on top, and the city's emblem in the lower right corner.

Statue of Bill Clinton on Bill Clinton Boulevard

Elsewhere in Pristina, Kosovo has also named a central street after American President George W. Bush.[1]

There are also several cities in Kosovo, including Prizren, with streets named after American President Woodrow Wilson.

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a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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