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Editor's note: graphic images. Police in Kyrgyzstan opened fire on thousands of angry protesters who tried to seize the main government building amid rioting in the capital as protests spread across the Central Asian nation.

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A protestor attacks a Kyrgyz police officer during clashes near the main government buildings in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Wednesday, April 7, 2010.

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Blooded Kyrgyz police officers huddle together for protection, as they are attacked by protestors in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Wednesday, April 7, 2010, following clashes with police.

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Kyrgyz opposition supporters attack a Kyrgyz riot policemen's vehicle during an anti government protest in Bishkek on April 7, 2010.

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Kyrgyz riot police come under attack from demonstrators in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Wednesday, April 7, 2010.

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This combination of pictures shows a Kyrgyz opposition supporter, left, being led away by police and the same man, right, laying dead on the ground a few hours later during an anti-government protest in Bishkek on April 7, 2010.

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Editor's note: graphic images. A plain clothes policeman kicks an anti-government protester in Bishkek April 7, 2010.

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A demonstrator lies on the ground after being shot during clashes near the presidential administration in Bishkek April 7, 2010.

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A protestor sets fire to an overturned vehicle during clashes with police near the main government buildings in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

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Kyrgyz protesters carry a wounded colleague during clashes with riot police in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Wednesday, April 7, 2010.

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Protesters walk inside the Kyrgyz government headquarters on central square in Bishkek on April 8, 2010.

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