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Chaos In the Streets Of Kyiv

Clashes between riot police and antigovernment protesters have shaken the Ukrainian capital since January 19, when thousands gathered to protest harsh new legislation restricting demonstrations. Hundreds of people have been reported injured in the unrest. Protesters threw rocks and petrol bombs, setting fire to cars and buses and using the debris to build barricades in the streets. (Photos by Pavlo Zubyuk, RFE/RL)

Protesters wearing helmets form a defensive line.
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Protesters wearing helmets form a defensive line.

The burnt-out remains of vehicles are pulled apart and repurposed.
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The burnt-out remains of vehicles are pulled apart and repurposed.

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Protesters beat scraps of metal to make a raucous noise.
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Protesters beat scraps of metal to make a raucous noise.

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A line of riot police is seen through the shell of a destroyed vehicle.
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A line of riot police is seen through the shell of a destroyed vehicle.

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