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In pictures: In Ukraine, a downed aircraft, a funeral, and more confrontation

A helicopter crash and a memorial service for one of the victims of recent violence underline the continuing tensions

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Local citizens collect parts of a downed Ukrainian military helicopter near a small town Raigorodok, outside Slovyansk, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing Monday during intense fighting in Slovyansk and was later destroyed by Ukrainian troops, who sought to ensure it did not fall into the hands of insurgent forces.

Darko Vojinovic/AP

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A woman lays flowers at a memorial to the role of the city of Odessa in World War Two near the walls of Moscow's Kremlin May 6, 2014. Funerals took place in Odessa on Wednesday, a previously peaceful, multi-ethnic Black Sea port where more than 40 people were killed on Friday in the worst day of violence since a February revolt toppled Ukraine's pro-Russian president.

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Local citizens collect parts of a downed Ukrainian military helicopter outside Slovyansk, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

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Local citizens collect parts of a downed Ukrainian military helicopter near Slovyansk, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

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A man collects scrap from the site of a Ukrainian military helicopter crash, destroyed to keep it out of the hands of pro-Russian opponents, near Slovyansk, Ukraine, May 6, 2014. Ukrainian authorities apparently blocked all international flights into the embattled eastern region of the country on Tuesday, and the interior minister said that four government soldiers and perhaps more than 30 pro-Russian rebels were killed in clashes the previous day near the city of Slovyansk.

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Relatives cry around the coffin of 17-year-old Vadim Papura during a religious service outside his apartment block, in Odessa, Ukraine, Tuesday May 6, 2014. Papura died after jumping out of a burning trade union building last Friday.

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A woman and child pause by funeral stewards during a religious service for Vadim Papura outside the apartment block he lived in, in Odessa, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

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A woman holding a dog pauses as she watches activist preparing for a drive around town with Ukrainian flags, in Odessa, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Activists drove in the center of the Black Sea port in what they described as a pro-peace car rally.

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Pro-Russian gunmen aim their weapons as they try to block a military base of Ukrainian riot police in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The pro-Russian insurgent gunmen surrounded the base and said they were holding negotiations with commanders inside to ensure that they did not join forces with government-allied groups.

Alexander Ermochenko/AP

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A pro-Russian militant aims his weapon as a group of gunmen try to block a military base of Ukrainian riot police in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

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