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Residents Leaving Slovyansk

Ukrainian government forces battled separatists with artillery and automatic weapons on June 4 as fighting raged for a second straight day in and around the eastern town of Slovyansk, forcing many frightened residents to flee and stay in temporary accomodation in various cities in eastern Ukraine -- in the towns of Nyzhnya Krynka, Ilovaysk, and Makiyivka.

A mother and child who have fled from fighting in Slovyansk stand in their temporary accommodation in the eastern town of Nyzhnya Krynka on June 4.
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A mother and child who have fled from fighting in Slovyansk stand in their temporary accommodation in the eastern town of Nyzhnya Krynka on June 4.

A family settles in their temporary accommodation in the town of Nyzhnya Krynka in eastern Ukraine.
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A family settles in their temporary accommodation in the town of Nyzhnya Krynka in eastern Ukraine.

A child puts on an Orthodox cross in temporary accommodation in the town of Nyzhnya Krynka.
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A child puts on an Orthodox cross in temporary accommodation in the town of Nyzhnya Krynka.

Anya Savchenko (right), Sergei Smirnov,  and their 9-month-old baby, who have fled fighting in Slovyansk, stand in their temporary accomodation in the town of Nyzhnya Krynka.
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Anya Savchenko (right), Sergei Smirnov,  and their 9-month-old baby, who have fled fighting in Slovyansk, stand in their temporary accomodation in the town of Nyzhnya Krynka.

Children of families who have fled from fighting in Slovyansk play together at a temporary accommodation in the town of Nyzhnya Krynka in eastern Ukraine on June 3.
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Children of families who have fled from fighting in Slovyansk play together at a temporary accommodation in the town of Nyzhnya Krynka in eastern Ukraine on June 3.

A child from a family who has fled from fighting in Slovyansk is seen in a mirror at temporary accommodation in a dormitory in the town of Ilovaysk on June 3.
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A child from a family who has fled from fighting in Slovyansk is seen in a mirror at temporary accommodation in a dormitory in the town of Ilovaysk on June 3.

Children of families who have fled from fighting in Slovyansk play with toys at temporary accommodation in a dormitory in the eastern town of Ilovaysk on June 3.
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Children of families who have fled from fighting in Slovyansk play with toys at temporary accommodation in a dormitory in the eastern town of Ilovaysk on June 3.

Children of families who have fled from fighting in Slovyansk play with toys at temporary accommodation in a dormitory in the town of Ilovaysk on June 3.
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Children of families who have fled from fighting in Slovyansk play with toys at temporary accommodation in a dormitory in the town of Ilovaysk on June 3.

Families who have fled fighting in Slovyansk eat at the canteen of the Makiyivsky Coke and Chemical Plant in the town of Makiyivka on June 4.
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Families who have fled fighting in Slovyansk eat at the canteen of the Makiyivsky Coke and Chemical Plant in the town of Makiyivka on June 4.

Families who have fled fighting in Slovyansk, arrive at the Makiyivsky Coke and Chemical Plant in the town of Makiyivka on June 4.
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Families who have fled fighting in Slovyansk, arrive at the Makiyivsky Coke and Chemical Plant in the town of Makiyivka on June 4.

Local residents board a bus to Moscow in the eastern town of Kramatorsk as they flee the fighting in Slovyansk on June 4.
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Local residents board a bus to Moscow in the eastern town of Kramatorsk as they flee the fighting in Slovyansk on June 4.

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