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In pictures: Yanukovych recalls parliament as Ukrainian confrontations continue

Demonstrators faced off with riot police in Kiev Jan. 23 as the country's president called for an emergency session of parliament

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Orthodox priests stand in front of police troops at the site of clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev January 23, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters stand on a barricade during a rally in Kiev January 23, 2014.

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An anti-government protester uses a flashlight during a rally in Kiev January 23, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters attend a rally in Kiev, January 24, 2014.

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An anti-government protester attends a rally in Kiev, January 24, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters attend a rally in Kiev, January 24, 2014.

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Pro-European integration protesters gather at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev, January 23, 2014. Ukrainian opposition leaders emerged from crisis talks with President Viktor Yanukovich on Wednesday saying he had failed to give concrete answers to their demands, and told their supporters on the streets to prepare for a police offensive.

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A girl holds a Ukrainian flag and stands at a barricade between police and protesters in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday Jan. 23, 2014. The chances of ending the violence that has convulsed the Ukrainian capital are high, a spokeswoman for a top opposition leader said late Thursday after a meeting with the president. Olha Lappo, a spokeswoman for Arseniy Yatsenyuk, made the statement on his Facebook page Thursday after an hours-long meeting with President Viktor Yanukovych. That came after opposition leaders gave a Thursday evening deadline to make concessions or face renewed clashes.

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Opposition leader and former WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko addresses protesters near barricades between police and protesters in central Kiev, Jan. 23, 2014. Emerging from hours-long talks with President Viktor Yanukovych, opposition leader Oleh Tyahnybok asked demonstrators in Kiev for several more days of a truce, saying the president has agreed to ensure the release of dozens of detained protesters and stop further detentions. But other opposition leaders offered mixed reports on the outcome of the meeting, with Vitali Klitschko saying negotiations had brought little result.

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A protester breaks up a mannequin on the roof of the burned truck during clashes with police in central Kiev, Jan. 23, 2014. Thick black smoke from burning tires engulfed parts of downtown Kiev as an ultimatum issued by the opposition to the president to call early election or face street rage was set to expire with no sign of a compromise on Thursday.

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Ukranian police troops are seen at the site of clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev January 24, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich called for an emergency session of parliament to end political crisis and violent unrest, in a sign he might be ready to soften his hardline stance and strike a compromise.

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