SLIDE SHOW: Kyrgyzstan: Scenes From the Turmoil

By D. Dalton Bennett
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A black sign on the front gates of the White House in Bishkek warns that if you cross this fence, you will be shot with live ammunition.
D. Dalton Bennett reports from Kyrgyzstan in
Kyrgyzstan: Scenes From the Turmoil.
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Protesters break through the front gates of the White House compound.
D. Dalton Bennett reports from Kyrgyzstan in
Kyrgyzstan: Scenes From the Turmoil.
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Getting through the White House doors
D. Dalton Bennett reports from Kyrgyzstan in
Kyrgyzstan: Scenes From the Turmoil.
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Militia members and others survey the crowd from the roof of the occupied White House.
D. Dalton Bennett reports from Kyrgyzstan in
Kyrgyzstan: Scenes From the Turmoil.
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Insurgents stormed offices throughout the White House, throwing paper and furniture through broken windows.
D. Dalton Bennett reports from Kyrgyzstan in
Kyrgyzstan: Scenes From the Turmoil.
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Narodni is a popular grocery chain in Bishkek; many of its stores were ransacked and robbed for food and alcohol.
D. Dalton Bennett reports from Kyrgyzstan in
Kyrgyzstan: Scenes From the Turmoil.
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Spectators stand atop the shell of a car burned during intense fighting with police.
D. Dalton Bennett reports from Kyrgyzstan in
Kyrgyzstan: Scenes From the Turmoil.
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A man with a bullhorn calls on the crowd to defend the city from looters.
D. Dalton Bennett reports from Kyrgyzstan in
Kyrgyzstan: Scenes From the Turmoil.

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