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Thousands of angry anti-government protesters clashed with police in a new eruption of violence in Ukraine's capital on Feb. 18, 2014 that left several dead and many more injured. The protests have been ongoing for about three months.

  • Anti-government protesters lob stones during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv, Ukraine on Tuesday.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    Anti-government protesters lob stones during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv, Ukraine on Tuesday.

  • An anti-government protester throws a stone during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday. Thousands of angry anti-government protesters clashed with police in a new eruption of violence following new maneuvering by Russia and the European Union to gain influence over this former Soviet republic.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    An anti-government protester throws a stone during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday. Thousands of angry anti-government protesters clashed with police in a new eruption of violence following new maneuvering by Russia and the European Union to gain influence over this former Soviet republic.

  • A riot police officer shoots at protesters outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    A riot police officer shoots at protesters outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

  • Anti-government protesters clash with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    Anti-government protesters clash with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

  • Anti-government protesters clash with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv as protests erupt in flames Tuesday.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    Anti-government protesters clash with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv as protests erupt in flames Tuesday.

  • Anti-government protesters help an injured comrade during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv Tuesday.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    Anti-government protesters help an injured comrade during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv Tuesday.

  • Anti-government protesters clash with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

    Sergei Chuzavkov / The Associated PRess

    Anti-government protesters clash with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

  • An anti-government protester is engulfed in flames during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    An anti-government protester is engulfed in flames during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

  • An anti-government protester throws a stone during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    An anti-government protester throws a stone during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

  • Anti-government protesters look on during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    Anti-government protesters look on during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

  • Anti-government protesters clashed with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    Anti-government protesters clashed with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv.

  • Anti-government protesters clash with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    Anti-government protesters clash with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

  • An anti-government protester finds cover during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    An anti-government protester finds cover during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv on Tuesday.

  • Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicentre of the country's current unrest. Thousands of police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked the large opposition camp in Ukraine's capital on Tuesday that has been the centre of nearly three months of anti-government protests after several people were killed in street clashes.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicentre of the country's current unrest. Thousands of police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked the large opposition camp in Ukraine's capital on Tuesday that has been the centre of nearly three months of anti-government protests after several people were killed in street clashes.

  • Anti-government protesters use a catapult during clashes with riot police in Kyiv's Independence Square, the epicentre of the country's current unrest, on Wednesday in Kyiv. The deadly clashes in Ukraine's capital have drawn sharp reactions from Washington, generated talk of possible European Union sanctions and led to a Kremlin statement blaming Europe and the West.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    Anti-government protesters use a catapult during clashes with riot police in Kyiv's Independence Square, the epicentre of the country's current unrest, on Wednesday in Kyiv. The deadly clashes in Ukraine's capital have drawn sharp reactions from Washington, generated talk of possible European Union sanctions and led to a Kremlin statement blaming Europe and the West.

  • Anti-government protesters pause in prayer at Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine on Thursday. Ukraine's protest leaders and the president they aim to oust called a truce Wednesday, just hours after the military raised fears of a widespread crackdown with a vow to defeat

    Marko Drobnjakovic / The Associated Press

    Anti-government protesters pause in prayer at Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine on Thursday. Ukraine's protest leaders and the president they aim to oust called a truce Wednesday, just hours after the military raised fears of a widespread crackdown with a vow to defeat "terrorists" responsible for seizing weapons and burning down buildings.

  • An anti-government protester mans a barricade at Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine on Thursday. Ukraine's protest leaders and the president they aim to oust called a truce Wednesday, just hours after the military raised fears of a widespread crackdown with a vow to defeat

    Marko Drobnjakovic / The Associated Press

    An anti-government protester mans a barricade at Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine on Thursday. Ukraine's protest leaders and the president they aim to oust called a truce Wednesday, just hours after the military raised fears of a widespread crackdown with a vow to defeat "terrorists" responsible for seizing weapons and burning down buildings.

  • An anti-government protester holds a crucifix as he prays at Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukraine's protest leaders and the president they aim to oust called a truce Wednesday, just hours after the military raised fears of a widespread crackdown with a vow to defeat

    Marko Drobnjakovic / The Associated Press

    An anti-government protester holds a crucifix as he prays at Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukraine's protest leaders and the president they aim to oust called a truce Wednesday, just hours after the military raised fears of a widespread crackdown with a vow to defeat "terrorists" responsible for seizing weapons and burning down buildings.

  • An activist holds a shield with a bullet hole, covered with the blood of his comrade killed in clashes with police in Kyiv's Independence Square on Thursday. Deadly clashes between police and protesters in Ukraine's capital have shattered the brief truce Thursday.

    Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press

    An activist holds a shield with a bullet hole, covered with the blood of his comrade killed in clashes with police in Kyiv's Independence Square on Thursday. Deadly clashes between police and protesters in Ukraine's capital have shattered the brief truce Thursday.

  • An anti-government protester stands atop a barricade at Independence Square in Kyiv on Thursday. Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago.

    Marko Drobnjakovic / The Associated Press

    An anti-government protester stands atop a barricade at Independence Square in Kyiv on Thursday. Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago.

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