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Uprising In Kyrgyzstan


Riots began in the northwestern Kyrgyz city of Talas on April 6, as antigovernment protesters faced off with police.
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Riots began in the northwestern Kyrgyz city of Talas on April 6, as antigovernment protesters faced off with police.

The unrest spread to the capital, Bishkek, the following day, with opposition activists clashing with security forces. The protests were fueled by public anger at widespread corruption and a crackdown on opposition politicians.
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The unrest spread to the capital, Bishkek, the following day, with opposition activists clashing with security forces. The protests were fueled by public anger at widespread corruption and a crackdown on opposition politicians.

A funeral ceremony is held on April 9 for some of the victims of the riots. At least 79 people were killed and over 1,000 wounded.
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A funeral ceremony is held on April 9 for some of the victims of the riots. At least 79 people were killed and over 1,000 wounded.

People stand inside the looted house of ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiev, who fled the capital for his home town of Jalal-Abad.
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People stand inside the looted house of ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiev, who fled the capital for his home town of Jalal-Abad.

An interim government headed by opposition leader Roza Otunbaeva installed itself in Bishkek.
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An interim government headed by opposition leader Roza Otunbaeva installed itself in Bishkek.

Speaking to a news conference in the city of Teyit on April 13, Bakiev offered to resign if security guarantees were offered for him and his family.
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Speaking to a news conference in the city of Teyit on April 13, Bakiev offered to resign if security guarantees were offered for him and his family.

Meanwhile, clashes broke out in Jalal-Abad between Bakiev's supporters, like the woman pictured, and backers of the interim government calling for his resignation.
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Meanwhile, clashes broke out in Jalal-Abad between Bakiev's supporters, like the woman pictured, and backers of the interim government calling for his resignation.

Bakiev spoke to supporters in Osh on April 15. Clashes again broke out between rival protesters, and security forces fired shots to disperse the protesters and allow the ousted president to flee.
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Bakiev spoke to supporters in Osh on April 15. Clashes again broke out between rival protesters, and security forces fired shots to disperse the protesters and allow the ousted president to flee.

Oppositionists clash with Bakiev supporters in Osh.
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Oppositionists clash with Bakiev supporters in Osh.

Bakiev flew to Kazakhstan later on April 15. Here, the new interim government's chief of staff, Edil Baisalov, shows the letter of resignation drafted by the deposed president.
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Bakiev flew to Kazakhstan later on April 15. Here, the new interim government's chief of staff, Edil Baisalov, shows the letter of resignation drafted by the deposed president.

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