In this Central Asian city:
- Two policemen are murdered, fueling fears of home-grown terrorism.
- A larger-than-life statue of a president is unveiled.
- After 11 years and $39 billion of investment, Exxon Mobil considers pulling out of a local oil field. The reason? They haven't yet found a drop of oil.
- The Peace Corps pulls out, allegedly over concerns of sexual assault and local terrorism.
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