100,000 Uzbek refugees seek safety at border

An Uzbek woman who says she fled from the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh after her family was killed weeps as she stands in line in no-man's-land near the Uzbek village of Jalal-Kuduk waiting for permission to cross into Uzbekistan, Monday, June 14, 2010. Tens of thousands of refugees fled pogroms that began last week in southern Kyrgyzstan. (AP Photo/Anvar Ilyasov) (AP Photo/Anvar Ilyasov)

June 14, 2010 6:11:10 AM PDT
Some 100,000 minority Uzbeks fleeing a purge by mobs of Kyrgyz massed at the border Monday, an Uzbek leader said, as the deadliest ethnic violence to hit this Central Asian nation in decades left a major city smoldering.