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Moments Of Mourning, Exhaustion, And Bitter Triumph In Ukraine

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych left Kyiv while antigovernment protesters took control of the capital's government district and even the grounds of the presidential country house. Many funerals were also held on February 22 for protesters killed in the recent violent clashes with security forces.

Curiosity seekers explored the grounds of the country residence of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych after it was taken over by antigovernment protesters.
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Curiosity seekers explored the grounds of the country residence of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych after it was taken over by antigovernment protesters.

An antigovernment protester stands guard at a barricade on February 22.
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An antigovernment protester stands guard at a barricade on February 22.

Antigovernment protesters sing the Ukrainian national anthem on Kyiv's Independence Square.
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Antigovernment protesters sing the Ukrainian national anthem on Kyiv's Independence Square.

Antigovernment activists stand guard outside the parliament during a session.
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Antigovernment activists stand guard outside the parliament during a session.

Newly-elected speaker of parliament Oleksandr Turchynov poses for a picture with a group of antigovernment protesters outside the Ukrainian parliament building.
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Newly-elected speaker of parliament Oleksandr Turchynov poses for a picture with a group of antigovernment protesters outside the Ukrainian parliament building.

Ukrainian protesters rest at a barricade.
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Ukrainian protesters rest at a barricade.

A priest holds a cross and a combat helmet during a funeral service for two antigovernent protesters.
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A priest holds a cross and a combat helmet during a funeral service for two antigovernent protesters.

A man pays his respects during a funeral service.
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A man pays his respects during a funeral service.

A man shows his grief as he attends a funeral service.
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A man shows his grief as he attends a funeral service.

People pray during a funeral service for antigovernment protesters.
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People pray during a funeral service for antigovernment protesters.

A man suspected of being a sniper for pro-government forces is forced by antigovernment protestors to pay his respects at a makeshift memorial for a victim killed during the recent violent clashes in the Ukrainian capital.
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A man suspected of being a sniper for pro-government forces is forced by antigovernment protestors to pay his respects at a makeshift memorial for a victim killed during the recent violent clashes in the Ukrainian capital.

Mourners carry the coffin of an antigovernment protester in Kyiv on February 21.
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Mourners carry the coffin of an antigovernment protester in Kyiv on February 21.

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