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Protesters, Government Supporters Hold Rallies In Kyiv

Between 150,000 and 200,000 opposition supporters have gathered in Kyiv's Independence Square to increase the pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych over his rejection of the deal with the European Union in favor of closer ties to Russia. Progovernment supporters have also staged a rival rally nearby.

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Pro-EU protesters
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Pro-EU protesters

Pro-EU protesters hold an effigy of Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych.
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Pro-EU protesters hold an effigy of Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych.

Supporters of Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych hold flags and placards.
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Supporters of Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych hold flags and placards.

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Pro-EU protesters hold up a statue of the Virgin Mary.
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Pro-EU protesters hold up a statue of the Virgin Mary.

A pro-EU protester holds a portrait of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.
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A pro-EU protester holds a portrait of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.

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U.S. Senator John McCain
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U.S. Senator John McCain

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