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In pictures: Graphic images from Ukraine's violent clashes

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Anti-government protesters carry an injured man on a stretcher in Independence Square in Kiev February 20, 2014.

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ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH - A wounded protester is rushed to a vehicle following violence in Independence Square in Kiev February 20, 2014.

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Injured men receive medical assistance in Independence Square in Kiev February 20, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicentre of the country's current unrest, on Feb. 18, 2014. Thousands of police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked a large opposition camp in Ukraine's capital on Tuesday that has been the center of nearly three months of anti-government protests after at least nine people were killed in street clashes.

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An anti-government protester runs during clashes with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.

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Interior Ministry members take cover behind shields during clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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A masked protester is seen in front of a burning truck duing clashes with police in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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Interior Ministry members take cover behind shields during clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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Interior Ministry members take cover behind shields during clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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Protesters throw stones during clashes with police in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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Protesters carry an injured person during clashes with police in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014

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Riot police stand near wounded people after clashes in central Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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Wounded people are seen after clashes with riot police in central Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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Ukraine's opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk, middle, addresses anti-government protesters during a rally in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014. Ukrainian riot police advanced on the heart of 12-week-old protests against President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday.

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Anti-government protesters look on during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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An anti-government protester is engulfed in flames during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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An anti-government protester finds cover during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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A woman dressed in Ukrainian national clothes walks past a line of Interior Ministry members in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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An anti-government protester throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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An anti-government protester threatens riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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Riot police escort a man during clashes between anti-government protesters with Interior Ministry members in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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A boy walks by a truck on fire during clashes between anti-government protesters and Interior Ministry members in Kiev on Feb.18, 2014.

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An anti-government protester throw a stone during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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Riot police clash with anti-government protesters outside Ukraine's parliament in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square on Feb. 18, 2014.

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An anti-government protester gestures towards riot police during clashes in Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014.

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An injured man is helped by anti-government protesters during clashes with riot police in Independence Square in Kiev on Feb. 19, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters take cover behind a temporary barricade during clashes with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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Fireworks explode near anti-government protester during clashes with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014.

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A protester throws stones as a vehicle is on fire during clashes with police in Kiev February 18, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters gather by the entrance as they attack an office of the pro-presidential Party of the Regions in Kiev, February 18, 2014.

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A general view shows clashes at Independence Square in Kiev early February 19, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters gather near fires at a tent encampment during clashes with riot police in Independence Square in Kiev early February 19, 2014.

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A portrait of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych burns near the destroyed building of the security service in Lviv February 19, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters clash with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev February 19, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters are seen outside the destroyed district police department in Lviv February 19, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters gather behind a barricade during clashes with Interior Ministry members and riot police in central Kiev February 18, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters destroy cars near the building of the security service in Lviv February 19, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters destroy a prosecutor's office in Lviv February 19, 2014.

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Smoke rises above Independence Square where anti-government protesters are holding a rally in central Kiev February 19, 2014.

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Interior Ministry officers walk in formation as smoke rises above Independence Square where anti-government protesters are holding a rally in central Kiev February 19, 2014.

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Riot police officers rest around a fire near Independence Square where anti-government protesters hold a rally in Kiev February 19, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters take cover behind shields as they gather in Independence Square in central Kiev February 19, 2014.

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A wounded protester is rushed to an ambulance following violence in Independence Square in Kiev February 20, 2014.

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A wounded protester is attended following violence in Independence Square in Kiev February 20, 2014.

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