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Clashes in Kyrgyzstan

<p>Workers remove a burnt truck from the centre of Bishkek April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out centre of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the government and cast doubt over the future of a U.S. air base in the country.  REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov  (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)</p>

Workers remove a burnt truck from the centre of Bishkek April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out centre of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the government and cast doubt over the...more

Workers remove a burnt truck from the centre of Bishkek April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out centre of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the government and cast doubt over the future of a U.S. air base in the country. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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<p>People grieve during a funeral ceremony for those killed during the uprising in Bishkek April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out center of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the government and cast doubt over the future of a U.S. air base in the country.  REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko  (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)</p>

People grieve during a funeral ceremony for those killed during the uprising in Bishkek April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out center of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the...more

People grieve during a funeral ceremony for those killed during the uprising in Bishkek April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out center of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the government and cast doubt over the future of a U.S. air base in the country. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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<p>People cover the graves after burying victims as part of a funeral ceremony for those killed during the uprising in Bishkek, April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out center of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the government and cast doubt over the future of a U.S. air base in the country.  REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko  (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)</p>

People cover the graves after burying victims as part of a funeral ceremony for those killed during the uprising in Bishkek, April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out center of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed...more

People cover the graves after burying victims as part of a funeral ceremony for those killed during the uprising in Bishkek, April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out center of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the government and cast doubt over the future of a U.S. air base in the country. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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<p>A child stands amongst people as they attend a morning prayer in the centre of Bishkek, April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out centre of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the government and cast doubt over the future of a U.S. air base in the country.  REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov  (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION)</p>

A child stands amongst people as they attend a morning prayer in the centre of Bishkek, April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out centre of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the...more

A child stands amongst people as they attend a morning prayer in the centre of Bishkek, April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out centre of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the government and cast doubt over the future of a U.S. air base in the country. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION)

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<p>People hold the national flag as they stand in front of the main government building in Bishkek, April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out centre of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the government and cast doubt over the future of a U.S. air base in the country.  REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov  (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)</p>

People hold the national flag as they stand in front of the main government building in Bishkek, April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out centre of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted...more

People hold the national flag as they stand in front of the main government building in Bishkek, April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out centre of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the government and cast doubt over the future of a U.S. air base in the country. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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<p>People stick flowers onto a fence by a portrait of a victim of the uprising in front of the main government building in the centre of Bishkek April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out centre of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the government and cast doubt over the future of a U.S. air base in the country. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)</p>

People stick flowers onto a fence by a portrait of a victim of the uprising in front of the main government building in the centre of Bishkek April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out centre of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least...more

People stick flowers onto a fence by a portrait of a victim of the uprising in front of the main government building in the centre of Bishkek April 9, 2010. A crowd gathered in the burned out centre of the Kyrgyz capital on Friday to mourn at least 75 people killed in an uprising that ousted the government and cast doubt over the future of a U.S. air base in the country. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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<p>A boy climbs a burned down building as he plays in Bishkek April 9, 2010. Roza Otunbayeva, the interim leader of Kyrgyzstan's self-proclaimed government, said on Friday supporters of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev were preparing to stoke further violence and were not planning to surrender.  REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko  (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)</p>

A boy climbs a burned down building as he plays in Bishkek April 9, 2010. Roza Otunbayeva, the interim leader of Kyrgyzstan's self-proclaimed government, said on Friday supporters of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev were preparing to stoke further...more

A boy climbs a burned down building as he plays in Bishkek April 9, 2010. Roza Otunbayeva, the interim leader of Kyrgyzstan's self-proclaimed government, said on Friday supporters of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev were preparing to stoke further violence and were not planning to surrender. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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<p>A worker sweeps the square in front of the main government building in the centre of Bishkek April 9, 2010. Roza Otunbayeva, the interim leader of Kyrgyzstan's self-proclaimed government, said on Friday supporters of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev were preparing to stoke further violence and were not planning to surrender.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov  (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)</p>

A worker sweeps the square in front of the main government building in the centre of Bishkek April 9, 2010. Roza Otunbayeva, the interim leader of Kyrgyzstan's self-proclaimed government, said on Friday supporters of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev were...more

A worker sweeps the square in front of the main government building in the centre of Bishkek April 9, 2010. Roza Otunbayeva, the interim leader of Kyrgyzstan's self-proclaimed government, said on Friday supporters of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev were preparing to stoke further violence and were not planning to surrender. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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<p>People gather in front of a building housing government offices and the parliament in Bishkek April 8, 2010.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov  </p>

People gather in front of a building housing government offices and the parliament in Bishkek April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

People gather in front of a building housing government offices and the parliament in Bishkek April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>A boy rides a bicycle in front of a burning shopping centre in the centre of Bishkek April 8, 2010.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov </p>

A boy rides a bicycle in front of a burning shopping centre in the centre of Bishkek April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

A boy rides a bicycle in front of a burning shopping centre in the centre of Bishkek April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>People pass by burnt cars in front of the government building in Bishkek April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov </p>

People pass by burnt cars in front of the government building in Bishkek April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

People pass by burnt cars in front of the government building in Bishkek April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>A woman takes pictures with her mobile phone as she walks in the vandalised parliament hall in Bishkek April 8, 2010.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov  </p>

A woman takes pictures with her mobile phone as she walks in the vandalised parliament hall in Bishkek April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

A woman takes pictures with her mobile phone as she walks in the vandalised parliament hall in Bishkek April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>People search through a burned shopping centre in Bishkek April 8, 2010.   REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov  </p>

People search through a burned shopping centre in Bishkek April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

People search through a burned shopping centre in Bishkek April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Protesters try to take a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) from a riot policeman during clashes in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov</p>

Protesters try to take a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) from a riot policeman during clashes in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Protesters try to take a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) from a riot policeman during clashes in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>A victim of clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters is seen in Bishkek, April 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov </p>

A victim of clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters is seen in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

A victim of clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters is seen in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Demonstrators take cover behind a police shield during clashes near the presidential administration in Bishkek April 7, 2010.   REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov</p>

Demonstrators take cover behind a police shield during clashes near the presidential administration in Bishkek April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Demonstrators take cover behind a police shield during clashes near the presidential administration in Bishkek April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>A demonstrator lies on the ground after being shot during clashes near the presidential administration in Bishkek April 7, 2010.    REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov</p>

A demonstrator lies on the ground after being shot during clashes near the presidential administration in Bishkek April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

A demonstrator lies on the ground after being shot during clashes near the presidential administration in Bishkek April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>A plain clothes policeman kicks an anti-government protester in Bishkek April 7, 2010.    REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov</p>

A plain clothes policeman kicks an anti-government protester in Bishkek April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

A plain clothes policeman kicks an anti-government protester in Bishkek April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Riot police is attack by anti-government protesters in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov </p>

Riot police is attack by anti-government protesters in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Riot police is attack by anti-government protesters in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Injured policemen try to escape from anti-government demonstrators during clashes near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov </p>

Injured policemen try to escape from anti-government demonstrators during clashes near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Injured policemen try to escape from anti-government demonstrators during clashes near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>A car is set fire on the street during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Vlasimir Pirogov </p>

A car is set fire on the street during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vlasimir Pirogov

A car is set fire on the street during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vlasimir Pirogov

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<p>Men lay dead during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov</p>

Men lay dead during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Men lay dead during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>People carry a victim of clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov </p>

People carry a victim of clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

People carry a victim of clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Armed servicemen keep watch during clashes with anti-government protesters in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov  </p>

Armed servicemen keep watch during clashes with anti-government protesters in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Armed servicemen keep watch during clashes with anti-government protesters in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Armed demonstrators are seen on the street during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov </p>

Armed demonstrators are seen on the street during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Armed demonstrators are seen on the street during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Protesters grab hold of a policeman during clashes with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov </p>

Protesters grab hold of a policeman during clashes with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Protesters grab hold of a policeman during clashes with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Anti-government protestors clash with policeman during riots near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogo</p>

Anti-government protestors clash with policeman during riots near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogo

Anti-government protestors clash with policeman during riots near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogo

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<p>An injured policeman is helped by colleagues during clashes with anti-government protestors in Bishkek, April 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov</p>

An injured policeman is helped by colleagues during clashes with anti-government protestors in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

An injured policeman is helped by colleagues during clashes with anti-government protestors in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>A protester carries a RPG and a riot shield during clashes with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov</p>

A protester carries a RPG and a riot shield during clashes with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

A protester carries a RPG and a riot shield during clashes with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Medics attend to a man injured during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters, at a hospital in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov </p>

Medics attend to a man injured during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters, at a hospital in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Medics attend to a man injured during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters, at a hospital in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>A protester gestures in front of riot police during clashes in Bishkek, April 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov</p>

A protester gestures in front of riot police during clashes in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

A protester gestures in front of riot police during clashes in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Victims of clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters lie on the ground near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov </p>

Victims of clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters lie on the ground near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Victims of clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters lie on the ground near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Protesters sit on a military vehicle during clashes with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov </p>

Protesters sit on a military vehicle during clashes with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Protesters sit on a military vehicle during clashes with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Protesters carry a RPG and a riot shield during clashes with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov</p>

Protesters carry a RPG and a riot shield during clashes with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Protesters carry a RPG and a riot shield during clashes with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>A protester runs towards riot police during clashes in Bishkek, April 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov </p>

A protester runs towards riot police during clashes in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

A protester runs towards riot police during clashes in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Riot police and anti-government protestors clash near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010.
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Riot police and anti-government protestors clash near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Riot police and anti-government protestors clash near the presidential administration in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Protesters clash with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. 
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Protesters clash with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Protesters clash with riot police in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>A woman gestures during clashes between riot police and anti-government protestors in Bishkek, April 7, 2010.   REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov</p>

A woman gestures during clashes between riot police and anti-government protestors in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

A woman gestures during clashes between riot police and anti-government protestors in Bishkek, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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