This post originally appeared on the World Development Report 2011 blog.
Happier Days in Osh Market
Osh was a bustling, dynamic border town when I...
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I am Kyrgyz sitting in Bishkek. I ask myself will I ever be understood if I said to the Uzbek in the South that I grieved the fact that our people Kyrgyz and Uzbek were killing each other?
It took many tries to get ahold of my Uzbek friends in Osh this evening, making me worry about their well-being. Finally, I was able to reach them at their home number.
"It's been terrible," Nargiza said. "Two nights and a day of violence." Her youngest son was supposed to take his last exam to graduate high school today, but that didn't happen.
JALAL-KUDUK, Uzbekistan — Standing behind barbed wire with other Uzbek refugees, the woman tearfully raised her hands in a Muslim prayer for her...
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