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8 April 2010

Kyrgyz revolt: in pictures

Bloody scenes from the riots in Bishkek that left 68 dead, hundreds injured and a new government in

By Ian K Smith

As the fallout continues from the Kyrgyzstan crisis, here are some photographs of the bloody scenes.


Opposition supporters throw stones at police and security forces.


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An opposition supporter fires an automatic weapon through gates near the main government building.

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A man flies the national flag in front of government buildings as an armoured car burns in the background.


One of the casualties of yesterday’s violence, reportedly an opposition supporter.


One demonstrator hands a national flag to another on a military truck.

All photographs from AFP/Getty Images.

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