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Kyrgyz squad on patrol at the border checkpoint in Kok Tash.
IWPR Postcard
3 Apr 14
Once-positive relationships have been damaged by flare-ups in disputed frontier areas.
Day-to-day civility conceals underlying mistrust between ethnic communities in southern Kyrgyzstan. Here, the central market in Osh, June 2011. (Photo: Pavel Gromsky)
IWPR Postcard
4 May 12
Lack of real reconciliation leaves Kyrgyz and Uzbek communities far apart.
The wooden Cathedral of the Ascension in Almaty was completed in 1907 and is one of the very few older buildings to have survived earthquakes and urban planning. (Photo: Ken and Nyetta/Flickr)
IWPR Postcard
14 Mar 12
Kazakstan’s former capital has become a magnet for ambitious young Central Asians, attracted not just by opportunities but also by welcoming environment.
A market in downtown Amman. (Photo: Hubert Stoffels/Flickr)
IWPR Postcard
21 Feb 12
Amman mixes secular and conservative identities.
Libyan embassy London, autumn 2011. (Photo: Gordon2208/Flickr)
IWPR Postcard
3 Feb 12
New diplomatic staff tasked with rebuilding relations and recovering stolen state assets. Deputy mission chief Ahmed Gebreel talks about breaking with the Gaddafi regime.
Lod’s old town, with the Church of St George and a mosque beside it. (Photo: George Nikolaus/Flickr)
IWPR Postcard
13 Jan 12
Lod is economically depressed, but that has not led to ethnic strife in this unusually mixed Israeli town.
Adhamiya now – bright lights reflect the revival in this Baghdad district’s fortunes. (Photo: Saif al-Qaysi)
IWPR Postcard
16 Dec 11
IWPR editor takes a walk in a neighbour where he used to fear death or kidnapping.
The Bridge of Peace spans the Kura river in Tbilisi. (Photo: Daniella Peled)
IWPR Postcard
12 Dec 11
Like the unpopular bridge in the capital, President’s Saakashvili vision of Georgia hasn’t quite captured the public imagination.
Melanie (centre) and to the right Marie, wearing white, green and yellow top, on assignment in Kibua. (Photo: Tom Bradley)
IWPR Postcard
18 Oct 11
Radio report by IWPR Congolese trainee elicits help for thousands of civilians uprooted by fighting in eastern DRC.
Oil-sector workers in Janaozen continue their sit-in. (Photo: Artur Nigmetov)
IWPR Postcard
29 Sep 11
Four months after industrial action began, tensions still run high in Janaozen.

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