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In pictures: Uzbek border town retaken
An Uzbek soldier looks on at the checkpoint in the town of Korasuv at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border, about 470 km (293 miles) east of the Uzbek capital Tashkent, Thursday, May 19, 2005.
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Uzbek troops have regained control of the eastern town of Korasuv, on the border with Kyrgyzstan.
Bridge across the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border in Korasuv
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Last weekend, the people of Korasuv had taken over its administration and rebuilt a bridge across to the Kyrgyz side of the town.
An Uzbek border guard checks a passport at a checkpoint on the Uzbek side of Korasov, 19 May 2005.
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The troops are still letting locals go back and forth across the bridge, but their papers are closely examined. Locals are worried about what might happen next.
Bakhtior Rakhimov, the leader of rebels claiming to control the Uzbek border town of Korasuv, Wednesday, May 18, 2005.
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The leader of the uprising in Korasuv, Bakhtior Rakhimov, has been arrested.
A girl looks up at an Uzbek soldier at the checkpoint in the town of Korasuv at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border, about 470 km (293 miles) east of the Uzbek capital Tashkent, Thursday, May 19, 2005.
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Korasuv's locals complain of endemic poverty, saying Uzbekistan's isolationist policies have strangled trade with Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyz smuggler jumps from a cradle shortly after crossing a river in the Uzbek village of Korasuv, at the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border, 16 May 2005.
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When the Uzbek authorities tore down Korasuv's bridge across to Kyrgyzstan three years ago, locals had to rely on more dangerous forms of transport.



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