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KYRGYZSTAN UPRISING – 2010– A populist revolt in April, sparked by the tiny mountainous republic's dire economic crisis, ousted Kyrgyzstan's then-president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, and placed opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva as the head of a provisional government. Mr. Bakiyev had come to power five years earlier during the Tulip Revolution. Protesters break through an entrance of the Kyrgyz government headquarters in Bishkek on April 8.

PHOTO: Ivan Sekretarev/AP

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