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In pictures: Pro-Russians barricade seized building in Donetsk, Ukraine

Pro-Russians protect the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, which they seized on Monday in a declaration of independence from Ukraine

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Masked pro-Russian activists pass the regional administration building that they had seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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A pro-Russian activist waves a Russian flag during a rally at the barricade in front of regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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Pro-Russian activists fight each other during a rally at the regional administration building that they had seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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A masked pro-Russian activist looks at a photographer as he rests next to barricades at the Ukrainian regional office of the Security Service in Luhansk, 30 km west of the Russian border, in Ukraine, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

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A masked pro-Russian activist speaks to supporters as he stands atop a barricade during a rally at the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Ukraine’s acting president on Thursday promised pro-Russian activists occupying government buildings in the country’s east that they will not be prosecuted if they lay down their arms, as protests continue to flare up across Ukraine’s industrial heartland.

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Pro-Russian activists build a barricade in front of the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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A pro-Russian activist dressed as a knight guards the barricade at the regional administration building that was seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday April 10, 2014.

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A pro-Russian resident watches Russian President Vladimir Putin on a nearby television set up in front of a fortified barrier outside the regional government building that was seized by protesters, in Donetsk, Ukraine, April 9, 2014.

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Pro-Russian protesters fortify a barricade with sand bags by the entrance of the regional government building that was seized by the demonstrators, in Donetsk, Ukraine, April 9, 2014. Facing threats of forcible eviction by the Ukrainian government, the pro-Russian demonstrators who have seized the building suffered a further blow Wednesday when local political barons who share their deep dislike of Ukraine’s new government demanded that they give up and hand over any weapons.

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Scattered belongings inside an office that was stormed by pro-Russian demonstrators, in the regional government building that was seized by the protesters, in Donetsk, Ukraine, April 9, 2014.

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Members of the self-proclaimed government called 'Donetsk Republic' vote during their meeting at the regional administration building that they had seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 10, 2014. The text on the banner reads: Donetsk Republic'.

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