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The Painted Helmets Of Ukraine's Protest Movement

As mass antigovernment protests continue in Kyiv, activists have found a new medium for their message. Artists aligned with the Euromaidan demonstrations are exhibiting more than 100 painted helmets of the type worn by protesters to protect themselves during clashes with police. The decorations range from religious icons and nationalist slogans to the folk art style know as petrykivka. (Photos by Iryna Stelmakh, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)