Bloodied streets of Bishkek

April 7, 2010

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Kyrgyzstan-based photographer Vladimir Pirogov’s images of Wednesday’s violent clashes in Bishkek are examples of the power of photography in telling stories. Here are a selection of the best. Click here to view the slideshow of images.

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Men lay dead during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters near the presidential administration in Bishkek.

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A protester carries a rocket propelled grenade and a riot shield during clashes with riot police in Bishkek.

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A victim of clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters is seen in Bishkek.

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Riot police are attacked by anti-government protesters in Bishkek.

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Anti-government protesters clash with policeman during riots near the presidential administration in Bishkek.

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Armed demonstrators are seen on the street during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters near the presidential administration in Bishkek.

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Protesters try to take a rocket propelled grenade from a riot policeman during clashes in Bishkek.

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Protesters grab hold of a policeman during clashes with riot police in Bishkek.

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An anti-government protester gestures in front of a burning car during clashes near the presidential administration in Bishkek.

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A combination picture shows a demonstrator being shot during clashes near the presidential administration in Bishkek.

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Medics attend to a man injured during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters, at a hospital in Bishkek.

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INCREDIBLE images! Fantastic and brave job, Vladimir Pirogov!
Lucas
http://www.pictobank.com/

Posted by Photoluc | Report as abusive

Wow…amazing photos sir. As an aspiring photographer myself I am very impressed by your obvious love of capturing moments and the extent you are willing to go to do so. Very inspiring work.

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