An Uzbek Pop Video Showcases Breathtaking Parkour and Ancient Architecture

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The city of Bukhara is a stunning backdrop for the free running skills of Daniel Ilabaca in this music video for Googoosha's "Round Run." The blonde bombshell (Gulnara Karimova) happens to be the daughter of Uzbekistan's president, but she's overshadowed by Illabaca's gravity-defying moves and the surreal, empty cityscape behind him. The video was directed by Avi Cohen with John Colombo and Substance Over Hype. To check out the landmarks in the video, see this slideshow of images from Radio Free Europe. 

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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