The tail of a crashed Turkish Boeing 747 cargo plane lies at a residential area outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The cargo plane crashed Monday morning, killing people in the residential area adjacent to the Manas airport as well as those on the plane. Photo Vladimir Voronin/AP
Kyrgyz men on horseback compete during their traditional game of “Oodarysh” during the celebrations of the 90th anniversary formation of the Chui region in the village of Kuntu, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz military personnel show their skills during an exercises at a military base, near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan opposition activists rally in the capital Bishkek to demand reforms on Thursday. About a thousand people gathered for the protest organised by the National Opposition Movement, which was formed earlier this year from several smaller parties.