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Inside The 'Euromaidan' Kitchen

As mass antigovernment protests continue in Kyiv, volunteers have taken on the job of feeding the activists in the streets. The main kitchen supplying the protests, located at the dining hall of a trade union building, is in operation 24 hours a day, making meals and hot drinks with supplies donated by supporters.

Volunteers in gloves and hairnets prepare food at the dining hall of a trade union building, the main kitchen offering food to the protesters.
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Volunteers in gloves and hairnets prepare food at the dining hall of a trade union building, the main kitchen offering food to the protesters.

A woman delivers an update on the situation in the street.
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A woman delivers an update on the situation in the street.

Food staples like sausages, potatoes, and oatmeal are donated by protesters and their supporters. The kitchen staff prepare some hot meals, but many protesters are subsisting on sandwiches.
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Food staples like sausages, potatoes, and oatmeal are donated by protesters and their supporters. The kitchen staff prepare some hot meals, but many protesters are subsisting on sandwiches.

Volunteers wait outside the kitchen to carry food to Independence Square.
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Volunteers wait outside the kitchen to carry food to Independence Square.

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Lyubov Stepanivna, a retired sanitation inspector, checks all the food supplies to make sure no products are expired and that all the preparations meet hygienic standards.
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Lyubov Stepanivna, a retired sanitation inspector, checks all the food supplies to make sure no products are expired and that all the preparations meet hygienic standards.

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Young women sing Ukrainian folk songs while cutting fruit and preparing sandwiches.
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Young women sing Ukrainian folk songs while cutting fruit and preparing sandwiches.

Volunteers line up to take food and drinks on trays to distribution points on Independence Square.
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Volunteers line up to take food and drinks on trays to distribution points on Independence Square.

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