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Nepal: Civil War in Shangri-la
Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley in 2005 was the flashpoint of a 13-year old civil conflict that pitted a monarchy against pro-democracy forces and a popular Maoist uprising.
Ambulance – Kathmandu
Exhausted ambulance workers take a break from transporting casualties of urban violence in Kathmandu.
Curfew Violation – Kathmandu
A man is beaten by a riot policeman and taken to prison for violating the citywide curfew in Kathmandu.
Riot Police – Patan, Nepal
Riot police in Patan respond to a protest for democracy by firing tear gas at the crowd.
Oof Yu Maa – Kathmandu
After the war, Nepal declared itself a democracy. The monarchy was dissolved at the cost of 13,000 lives. Nepal continues to struggle with political instability and poverty.
Young Maoists – Patan, Nepal
Young Maoists display images of their leader, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known as Prachanda 'The Fierce'.
Maoists at the Gate – Kathmandu
Young men gather to hear Maoist leaders speak about building a new Nepal.
Maoist Mass Meeting – Kathmandu
Tens of thousands of Nepalese celebrate the ouster of King Gyanendra and the rise of a new, Maoist-led nation.
Midnight Confrontation – Kathmandu
Anti-monarchists control Kathmandu's streets at night, threatening a taxi driver they suspect is loyal to King Gyanendra.
The Peacemaker – Kathmandu
A woman sits in between riot police and protesters to stop a street battle in Kathmandu.
Urban Uprising – Kathmandu
A protest against King Gyanendra turns violent when the crowd marches toward Narayanhiti Royal Palace.
Ministry Burning – Patan, Nepal
While the military fights in the Himalayas, Nepal's cities descend into chaos. Here a group of children burns and loots the Ministry of Agriculture in Patan.