Forrmer Kyrgyz Prime Minister and the leader of the Ar-Namys party Felix Kulov, casts his ballot at a polling station in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. After months of instability and ... more 
Forrmer Kyrgyz Prime Minister and the leader of the Ar-Namys party Felix Kulov, casts his ballot at a polling station in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. After months of instability and violence, voters turned out in force Sunday in Kyrgyzstan for parliamentary elections in the hope that it will usher in a new era of democracy, in sharp contrast to the strongman model exercised under President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who was ousted from power in April 2010 amid violent public demonstrations. A U.S. air base is hosted in Kyrgyzstan which is seen as strategically vital to the conflict in Afghanistan. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Maxim Shubovich, pool
Sun, Oct 10, 2010 8:08 AM EDT