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Ainagul Abdrakhmanova

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The White House in Bishkek symbolises Kyrgyzstan’s transition from a presidential to a parliamentary system of government. Shown here during disturbances in April, it was the seat of the then president Kurmanbek Bakiev. Now it has been refurbished to house the new parliament. The president is moving to the old parliament building. (Photo: Igor Kovalenko)
Ainagul Abdrakhmanova
5 Nov 10
Parties struggle to forge winning combination.
Ainagul Abdrakhmanova, Yaroslava Naumenko
26 Jul 10
Kazakstan may be less jumpy about security in its smaller neighbour, but new customs arrangements could mean lax procedures are a thing of the past.
Armed men roam the streets of Osh as a pall of smoke settles over the city. (Photo: Inga Sikorskaya)
Ainagul Abdrakhmanova, Isomidin Ahmedjanov, Ilya Lukashov
19 Jul 10
Eyewitness accounts tell human stories behind bare statistics on June fatalities and destruction.
Who prompted ethnic hostility to reach a point where people painted “Kyrgyz” on their gates to save buildings from arson? (Photo: Inga Sikorskaya)
Ainagul Abdrakhmanova, Isomidin Ahmedjanov
29 Jun 10
Little doubt that violence was orchestrated, but identity of masterminds still unclear.
Pall of smoke from torched homes hangs over Osh (Photo: Inga Sikorskaya)
Ainagul Abdrakhmanova, Beksultan Sadyrkulov, Ilya Lukashov, Isomidin Ahmedjanov
23 Jun 10
Refugees say it’s too early to consider going back, and if they do they may find their homes burnt to the ground
Kyrgyz security forces drive past a burnt-out car blocking a road in Osh. (Photo: Inga Sikorskaya)
Ainagul Abdrakhmanova, Isomidin Ahmedjanov, Bakyt Ibraimov
22 Jun 10
Violence flares up as police enter village where colleagues were killed.
Many refugees have no homes to go back to. (Photo: Inga Sikorskaya)
Ainagul Abdrakhmanova
15 Jun 10
Tashkent says it cannot cope with any more than the 80,000 it has already let in.
A disused military vehicle into service as a barricade on the outskirts of Osh. (Photo: Isomidin Ahmedjanov)
Ainagul Abdrakhmanova, Dina Tokbaeva, Beksultan Sadyrkulov, Isomidin Ahmedjanov
14 Jun 10
Government official insists worst is over, but gunfire continues and refugees run for the Uzbek border.
Kyrgyz pray for victims of uprising. Photo by Altynay Myrzabekova.
Ainagul Abdrakhmanova
10 Apr 10
Nation pays its respects for the dead as new authorities attempt to stabilise the country.
Protests in central Bishkek, April 7, 2010. Photo by Altynay Myrzabekova.
Timur Toktonaliev, Ainagul Abdrakhmanova
9 Apr 10
Ex-foreign minister forms government as president flees, following day of political violence in which scores died. By Timur Toktonaliev and Ainagul Abdrakhmanova in Bishkek

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