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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.