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Kyrgyzstan: Time Not Healing Wounds at Osh Bazaar

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A shopper wearing the typical black Uzbek doppa visits a vendor of dried fruits and nuts.

It was a local Uzbek reporter and friend who accompanied me to the famous Osh bazaar in Kyrgyzstan’s southwest during my first visit in June 2006. The sprawling shopping complex – centuries ago a key stop on the ancient Silk Road through Central Asia – straddles the Ak-Buura River north of the city center.

The smells of spices and rich hues of powdered dyes, the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds squeezing through narrow walkways, the banging by smiths of hammers on red-hot metal destined to become knives, and the haggling of smiling vendors and shoppers underscored the multicultural intensity of the market.

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Dean C.K. Cox is EurasiaNet's photo editor.

Kyrgyzstan: Time Not Healing Wounds at Osh Bazaar

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