TAKE A LOOK-Uzbekistan's post-Karimov transition

Dec 11 (Reuters) - Following the death of Uzbek President Islam Karimov in September 2016, his successor Shavkat Mirziyoyev has started opening up the near-isolated former Soviet republic to the outside world in order to attract badly needed foreign investment, while also moving to consolidate his power.

Mirziyoyev has relaxed foreign exchange regulations, re-engaged the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and took steps to improve the Central Asian nation's human rights record by releasing some political prisoners and curbing the use of forced labour.

The following is a selection of Reuters coverage of Uzbekistan's political and economic transition:

* Emboldened by change, some Uzbek imams turn on loudspeakers

* Uzbekistan opens the door, a crack

* Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turn to militant Islam abroad

* Uzbekistan to seek World Bank loan of up to $1 billion - source

* Dissident Uzbek writer held on return from exile - wife

* Uzbekistan pulls students, teachers, nurses from cotton fields -sources

* INTERVIEW-Uzbek writer plans cautious return from exile

* Uzbeks queue to buy, sell dollars as Soviet-era restrictions lifted

* EXCLUSIVE-Uzbekistan may let citizens buy hard currency openly within days

* Uzbekistan removing lots of people from security blacklist - sources

* Uzbekistan holds ex-president's daughter in custody

* Uzbekistan tests liberalised foreign exchange system - sources

* EXCLUSIVE-Uzbek president sidelines member of ruling triumvirate - sources

* EXCLUSIVE-Uzbekistan's rulers at odds on reforms - sources

* EXCLUSIVE-EBRD to return to Uzbekistan after decade-long absence

* Uzbekistan PM wins presidential vote panned by Western monitors

* Uzbekistan PM Mirziyoyev poised to win presidential election

* EXCLUSIVE -New Uzbek leader to share power due to clan rivalries - sources

* ANALYSIS-Islamist militants pose challenge for next Uzbek leader

* Uzbek PM named interim president in interests of "stability"

* OBITUARY-Veteran Uzbek leader Karimov battled Islamists, suppressed dissent

* Uzbekistan's president dies after quarter century in power

(Compiled by Olzhas Auyezov)