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A Day Of Remembrance And Vigilance In Kyiv

Antigovernment protesters have remained on Kyiv's Independence Square, saying farewell to the dead and protecting their positions after the intense political violence that shook the country and its leadership. (Photos by RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service, Abbas Atilay)

A masked antigovernment demonstrator
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A masked antigovernment demonstrator

A view of the barricades at Kyiv's Independence Square
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A view of the barricades at Kyiv's Independence Square

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A coffin is carried through Kyiv's Independence Square
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A coffin is carried through Kyiv's Independence Square

A fallen comrade is honored
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A fallen comrade is honored

An old battle helmet with a bullet hole.
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An old battle helmet with a bullet hole.

Large crowds gathered to pay their respects to those who fell during violent clashes with government forces.
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Large crowds gathered to pay their respects to those who fell during violent clashes with government forces.

A last kiss.
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A last kiss.

A bloody stretcher used to ferry the wounded sits against a railing overlooking Kyiv's Independence Square.
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A bloody stretcher used to ferry the wounded sits against a railing overlooking Kyiv's Independence Square.

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Antigovernment forces remain in the center of Kyiv
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Antigovernment forces remain in the center of Kyiv

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Antigovernment protesters protect their barricades.
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Antigovernment protesters protect their barricades.

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