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After the Conflict in Osh

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Blacked Out Graffiti and Peace Sign in Osh, taken one month after the June ethnic cleansing. July 2010. Osh, Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: Amanda Wooden).

Much of the violent graffiti in Osh was blacked out after June’s ethnic cleansing to protect each area’s residents from further violence.

“Kyrgyz Zone” written on a sign next to a flipped over vehicle. Summer 2010. Osh, Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: Roger Kangas).

It strikes me as interesting that the word “Kyrgyz” is written in the Kyrgyz language using a cyrillic alphabet, while the word “Zone,” which appears to be written in the same ink and handwriting, is painted in english, using the latin alphabet.

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