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24 Jun 2010 17:18 GMT | Politics, Asia, Kyrgyzstan
It is rare for government officials to turn to religious leaders, or imams, for help.
But as ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks attempt to reconcile in the wake of ethnic violence, government officials in Kyrgyzstan are hoping that Islam will help smooth tensions.
Clayton Swisher reports from the country's Bazar-Korgon region.
Source: Al Jazeera
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