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.
Men lay dead during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters near the presidential administration in Bishkek.
A protester carries a rocket propelled grenade and a riot shield during clashes with riot police in Bishkek.
A victim of clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters is seen in Bishkek.
Riot police are attacked by anti-government protesters in Bishkek.
Anti-government protesters clash with policeman during riots near the presidential administration in Bishkek.