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ONTD_Political's PotD: June 18, 2010.


Some 100,000 minority Uzbeks fleeing a purge by mobs of Kyrgyz massed at the border Monday, an Uzbek leader said, as the deadliest ethnic violence to hit this Central Asian nation in decades left a major city smoldering. With fires raging in the southern city of Osh for a fourth day Monday, the official death toll of 124 killed and nearly 1,500 injured from the clashes that began Thursday appeared way too low. An Uzbek community leader claimed at least 200 Uzbeks alone had already been buried, and the Red Cross said its delegates saw about 100 bodies being buried in just one cemetery. The United States, Russia and the United Nations worked on humanitarian aid airlifts while neighboring Uzbekistan  hastily set up camps to handle the flood of hungry, frightened refugees. Most were women, children and the elderly, many of whom Uzbekistan  said had gunshot wounds.



Kurgunbai Inambayev, an Uzbek, is seen in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, on June 15, 2010. Inambayev said the bruises on his face were inflicted by Kyrgyz attackers during days of ethnic rioting in Kyrgyzstan. AP Photo | Sergei Grits



Ethnic Uzbeks try to extinguish the fire burning their house, torched by Kyrgyz men, in Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyzstan on Sunday, June 13, 2010. AP Photo | Zarip Toroyev



Members of ethnic Uzbek community armed with sticks and Molotov cocktails to protect their lives and property look at smoke rising from the burning Uzbek villages set on fire by the Kyrgyz attackers near Osh, southern Kyrgyzstan, on Saturday, June 12, 2010. AP Photo | D. Dalton Bennett



Soldiers sit on an armored vehicle near a crowd on a street in Osh, southern Kyrgyzstan June 11, 2010.  REUTERS | Alexei Osokin



Uzbek refugees seen in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, near the border with Uzbekistan, Monday, June 14, 2010. AP Photo | Faruk Akkan,CHA



Uzbek refugees line up around an armored vehicle with Uzbek soldiers in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh while waiting to cross the border into Uzbekistan, near the border with Uzbekistan, Monday, June 14, 2010. AP Photo | Faruk Akkan,CHA



Uzbek soldiers take care of an Uzbek refugee baby in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, near the border with Uzbekistan, Monday, June 14, 2010. AP Photo | Faruk Akkan,CHA



Children sit in front of a destroyed building by the People's Friendship University in Jalal-Abad on June 16, 2010. OXANA ONIPKO | AFP/Getty Images



An Ethnik Uzbek man injured in ethnic violence rests in an Uzbek neighbourhood in Osh on June 14, 2010. AFP/Getty Images | Victor Drachev



An Uzbek man who fled from Kyrgyzstan  shows his slingshot he says that he used against attackers as he waits for permission to cross into Uzbekistan,  near the Uzbek village of Jalal-Kuduk  Monday, June 14, 2010. AP | Anvar Ilyasov



Uzbek refugees who fled from Kyrgyzstan  rest on a bed in a refugee camp on the border near the Uzbek village of Jalal-Kuduk,  Monday, June 14, 2010. Some 100,000 minority Uzbeks fleeing a purge by mobs of Kyrgyz massed at the border Monday, an Uzbek leader said, as the deadliest ethnic violence to hit this Central Asian nation in decades left a major city smoldering. AP | Anvar Ilyasov



A wounded Uzbek man who fled from Kyrgyzstan is helped to walk toward a line of refugees in no-man's-land near the Uzbek village of Jalal-Kuduk,  Monday, June 14, 2010. AP | Anvar Ilyasov



Uzbek emergency workers and volunteers pass traditional flat bread to ethnic Uzbek refugees from Kyrgyzstan  near the Uzbek village of Jalal-Kuduk,  Monday, June 14, 2010.  AP | Anvar Ilyasov



Ethnic Uzbeks cross through the border zone from southern Kyrgyzstan  into Uzbekistan  in the vicinity of Osh on June 12, 2010. AFP/Getty Images | Oleg Nekrasov






Ethnic Uzbeks gather near the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border in southern Kyrgyzstan, on Saturday, June 12, 2010, trying to seek refuge in Uzbekistan  from mobs of Kyrgyz men attacking the minority Uzbek community. AP | D. Dalton Bennett



A boy, an Ethnic Uzbek reportedly shot by the Kyrgyz security service during recent clashes, seen in a hospital in the village of Naramon, near Osh airport, southern Kyrgyzstan,  on Saturday, June 12, 2010. AP | D. Dalton Bennett



Kyrgyz Army volunteers ride in the back of a truck patrolling the outskirts of the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh in Kyrgyzstan, Wednesday, June 16, 2010 with a humanitarian convoy following behind. AP Photo | Alexander Zemlianichenko



Uzbeks look towards a Kyrgyz neighborhood as they stand behind barricades in the Dustuk neighborhood of the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, Wednesday, June 16, 2010. AP Photo | Sergei Grits



A Kyrgyz special forces officer carries sticks and Molotov cocktails seized during a search operation in the Dustuk neighborhood in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, Wednesday, June 16, 2010. AP Photo | Sergei Grits



An Uzbek woman named Matluba, center, who said she fled from the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh after her family was killed, weeps as she stands in line in no-man's-land near the Uzbek village of Jalal-Kuduk  waiting for permission to cross into Uzbekistan, Monday, June 14, 2010. AP Photo | Anvar Ilyasov



An ethnic Uzbek woman cries as she waits at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border outside the village of Suratash some 15kms south of Osh on June 14, 2010. OXANA ONIPKO | AFP/Getty Images



Ethnic Uzbeks walk between tents at a refugee camp in the village of Yorkishlak on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border on June 18, 2010. REUTERS | Shamil Zhumatov



An Uzbek mother cries before a funeral her son in Osh on June 17, 2010. ANTOINE LAMBROSCHINI | AFP/Getty Images



Uzbek men pray during a funeral ceremony for the remains of victims killed during ethnic rioting between Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks, in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, Wednesday, June 16, 2010. AP Photo | Sergei Grit



Uzbek men pray during a funeral ceremony for the remains of victims killed during ethnic rioting between Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks, in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, Wednesday, June 16, 2010. AP Photo | Sergei Grits



Kyrgyz children look out of a bus window as they wait for the departure to Bishkek from central Osh on June 17, 2010. VIKTOR DRACHEV | AFP/Getty Images



U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake (2nd from right) meets ethnic Uzbeks who fled from southern Kyrgyzstan at a refugee camp in the village of Yorkishlak on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border on June 18, 2010. REUTERS | Shamil Zhumatov



Mamataliyev Erkin, 37, wounded in southern Kyrgyzstan, recovers in a hospital in the eastern Uzbek town of Andizhan June 18, 2010. REUTERS | Shamil Zhumatov



A helicopter carrying Kyrgyzstan's interim leader Roza Otunbayeva lands in central Osh on June 18, 2010. Otunbayeva flew to the country's south today in a bid to calm tensions after admitting the death toll in ethnic clashes may be ten times higher than earlier figures. VIKTOR DRACHEV (VIKTOR DRACHEV | AFP/Getty Images



Kyrgyzstan's interim leader Roza Otunbayeva wearing a flak jacket is flanked by a bodyguard and an unidentified official upon her arrival in Osh on June 18, 2010. VIKTOR DRACHEV | AFP/Getty Images



An Ethnic Uzbek holds his head in his hands as he stands beside the wreckage of his burned out home in Osh  on June 14, 2010. AFP/Getty Images | Victor Drachev



An Ethnic Uzbek woman cries as she stands beside the wreckage of her burned out home in Osh on June 14, 2010. AFP/Getty Images | Victor Drachev




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