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Aftermath Of Ethnic Violence In Osh

Ethnic violence, which initially broke out on June 11, has left many parts of the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh in ruins. Many buildings were burnt to the ground after mobs rampaged through the city. (Photos by RFE/RL correspondent Bruce Pannier.)

Around 400,000 people fled Osh and Jalal-Abad provinces, after rampaging mobs burnt homes to the ground
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Around 400,000 people fled Osh and Jalal-Abad provinces, after rampaging mobs burnt homes to the ground

A policeman walks past burned buildings in Osh.
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A policeman walks past burned buildings in Osh.

Amid the devastation the sign on this building reads "World Peace." -
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Amid the devastation the sign on this building reads "World Peace." -

The interim government has pledged the region will be rebuilt and refugees will return home.
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The interim government has pledged the region will be rebuilt and refugees will return home.

An Uzbek school that was burned during the unrest .
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An Uzbek school that was burned during the unrest .

Many buildings, including cultural and business centers, shops, and restaurants, were targeted.
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Many buildings, including cultural and business centers, shops, and restaurants, were targeted.

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