Hot Spots of the World (33 pics + text)

Since the bloody civil wars in Africa and ending the unrest in Southeast Asia, in the world today, there are 33 hot spots in which most affected the local population.

Despite the fact that the 2006 peace agreement put an end to the 10-year civil war between the Maoists and the central government of Nepal is trying to maintain a semblance of stability, although the two ruling parties are squabbling endlessly. The last outbreak of clashes seen in Kathmandu in May 2009. Then the leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Prachanda resigned after President Ram Baran like Yadav criticized the decision of the Prime Minister to dismiss General Rukmagada Katavala. Pictured Nepali student activist who supports the protest against the dismissal of the Nepali Congress Katavaly, May 3, 2009.

Eastern Congo:
The situation in Eastern Congo rather unstable since the national squads of Hutu militias (Interahamwe) declared war on the country's ethnic minorities - Tutsi. Since 1994, the confrontation resulted in the genocide. Since then, the region has become a haven for a large number of insurgents, the actions of which more than a million Congolese have been forced to flee the country, and several millions were killed. In 2003, the leader of the mutiny of Tutsi Laurent Nkunda continued to fight Hutu (Interahamwe) and created the "National Congress for the Defence of the People." In January 2009, Nkunda was captured by Rwandan troops. But even despite the loss of their leader, some Tutsi rebel group still commit violence. The picture shows the members of the family carry the body of their relatives for burial. The camp for rebels in Goma on 19 January 2009.

Conflict continues in Kashmir since 1947, since the UK abandoned its rights in India. As a result of the collapse of the formed two countries, Pakistan and India. The conflict is associated with section of the disputed territories, and still often skirmishes on the border of these states, as well as in Kashmir, which belongs to India. For example, the excitement that erupted after the death of two unarmed Muslim teenagers. Pictured Kashmiri Muslims throw cans of tear gas back at police. It was this tear gas was used to disperse the crowd of protesters in Srinagar on 5 February 2010.

Uighur woman peering through the guards, while Chinese soldiers watching the city of Urumqi, Xinjiang province, July 9, 2009. The northwestern autonomous region is home to 13 ethnic groups - the largest of which - 45% of the population - the Uighurs. Despite the fact that the area is considered to be autonomous, some representatives of the Uighurs require recognition of full independence since the mid-90s. China's attempts to unite with this area only cause ethnic tensions, conjugated with religious repression and economic inequality, and it's only worsen the situation. When the revolt broke out the next Uighurs in Urumqi, the authorities reacted immediately. As a result, 150 people were killed.

To protest the results of presidential elections, won by Ahmadinejad in 2009, millions of Iranians took to the streets, supporting opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi. According to them, it was he was supposed to win the election, but the results were falsified. This revolt was given the name "Green Revolution", it is believed that this is one of the most significant developments in Iranian politics since 1979. "Color Revolution" took place in other countries: Georgia, Ukraine and Serbia. The Iranian regime has never renounced the use of arms to disperse the protesters. The picture shows one of the rebel covers his face with his hand, which is visible symbolic green armband, December 27, 2009, after a collision with the forces of the voluntary Basij militia, reinforced joined them fighters of internal security.


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