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Ethnic tension clouds Kyrgyz vote
In run-up to parliamentary polls, tensions re-emerge months after deadly unrest.
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2010 16:27 GMT

In the run-up to Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary elections set for Sunday, ethnic tension has re-emerged, just months after unrest between the country's Uzbek and Kyrgyz communities.

In the southern city of Osh, billboards promoting candidates stood aside posters of those missing and dead following the June violence that killed around 400 people - mostly ethnic Uzbeks - and destroyed hundreds of homes.

James Bays reports from Osh, where some residents are claiming they will boycott the vote because they do not trust the government.

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Al Jazeera
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