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In this TV grab released by Ukraine's Emergency Situation Ministry, an AN-26 military plane bursts into flames after it crashed in the town of Chuguyiv close to Kharkiv, Ukraine. Among 28 people on board 22 people were killed.

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Dynamo Kiev's Gerson Rodrigues, left, and AZ Alkmaar's Fredrik Midtsjo challenge for the ball during the Champions League third qualifying round soccer match between AZ Alkmaar and Dynamo Kyiv at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv, Ukraine

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Activists light flares and hold photos of those killed during mass protests in Belarus at a rally to support Belarusian opposition in front of Belarusian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine. People demonstrations have become a regular feature of the four weeks of protest that have shaken Belarus following a disputed election that gave Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko a sixth term in office.

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Ukraine's Yevhen Konoplyanka, left, and Ukraine's Junior Moraes, right, and Switzerland's Manuel Akanji challenge for the ball during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Ukraine and Switzerland at the Arena Lviv stadium in Lviv, Ukraine.

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Switzerland's Kevin Mbabu controls the ball, during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Ukraine and Switzerland at the Arena Lviv stadium in Lviv, Ukraine.

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Relatives hold portraits of soldiers killed in a war conflict with Kremlin-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, in front of the Russian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine. The UN reports have cited above 13,000 people, both servicemen and civilians, had been killed in the Donetsk region since 2014. Ukraine marks the Defenders of Ukraine Day on Aug. 29 to commemorate those killed in the war conflict in the country's east since 2014.

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A couple smile, their faces covered with colored powder during the Holi Festival in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainians mark a popular ancient Hindu Holi Festival, also known as the festival of colors, or the festival of love, which signifies the victory of good over evil. Normally celebrated in spring, but postponed due to the coronavirus.

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A woman smiles as her face is covered with colored powder during the Holi Festival in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainians mark a popular ancient Hindu Holi Festival, also known as the festival of colors, or the festival of love, which signifies the victory of good over evil. Normally celebrated in spring, but postponed due to the coronavirus.

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Olena Korzenyuk, 17, displays her hair, measuring 2.35m, at Ukraine's Guinness Book show in Kyiv, Ukraine. Korzenyuk is thought to be the record holder for the teenager with the longest hair in Ukraine.

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People enjoy the beach in the Black Sea in Odessa, Ukraine. Tens of thousands of vacation-goers in Russia and Ukraine have descended on Black Sea beaches, paying little attention to safety measures despite levels of contagion still remaining high in both countries.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, second left, and other officials wear face masks to protect against coronavirus, as they discuss the COVID-19 situation in the country with officials in his office in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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An aerial view of ancient Orthodox Monastery of Caves, which was closed for coronavirus quarantine, in Kyiv, Ukraine. Over 90 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at the Monastery, of which 63 monks were confirmed in the past 24 hours, making the thousand-year old historical and religious center the biggest hotbed of coronavirus outbreak in the Ukrainian capital.

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A Geiger counter shows increased radiation level against the background of the forest fire burning near the village of Volodymyrivka in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine.

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An aerial view of a public bus depot seen in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainian authorities ruled to close public transport starting from Sunday to strengthen anti-coronavirus quarantine measures.

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Ukrainian police officers prepare to secure an area next to busses with passengers from the Ukrainian aircraft chartered by the Ukrainian government for evacuation from the Chinese city of Wuhan, upon their landing at airport outside Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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Busses with passengers from the Ukrainian aircraft chartered by the Ukrainian government for evacuation from the Chinese city of Wuhan, leave the the gate upon their landing at airport outside Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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A motorcade with police cars and busses with passengers from the Ukrainian aircraft chartered by the Ukrainian government for evacuation from the Chinese city of Wuhan, leave the the gate upon their landing at airport outside Kharkiv, Ukraine. Ukraine's effort to evacuate more than 70 people from China due to the outbreak of the new COVID-19 virus was delayed because of bad weather as evacuees travel to a hospital where they are expected to be quarantined.

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In this image from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during his televised message in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukraine's president addressed the nation after Iran acknowledged earlier in the day that it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 people aboard.

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Flowers and candles are placed in front of portraits of the flight crew members of the Ukrainian 737-800 plane that crashed on the outskirts of Tehran, at a memorial inside Borispil international airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says that Iran must take further steps following its admission that one of its missiles shot down Ukrainian civilian airliner. He also expressed hope for the continuation of the crash investigation without delay. A team of Ukrainian investigators is in Iran.

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People look at the tributes inside Borispil international airport outside in Kyiv, Ukraine for the flight crew of the Ukrainian 737-800 plane that crashed on the outskirts of Tehran. Iran on Friday denied Western allegations that one of its own missiles downed a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran, and called on the U.S. and Canada to share any information they have on the crash, which killed all 176 people on board.

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Ukrainian soldiers strengthen the front line position in the town of Novoluhanske in the Donetsk region, Ukraine. A long-awaited summit in Paris aims to find a way to end the war in eastern Ukraine, a conflict that after five years and 14,000 lives lost has emboldened the Kremlin and reshaped European geopolitics.

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Activists watch peace talks in Paris broadcast on a screen at the president's office in Kyiv, Ukraine. A few hundreds of activists wait for the results of peace talks in Paris. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will have his first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to end Moscow-backed conflict in Ukraine's east, which has killed over 14,000 people since 2014.

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, fights for the ball with Ukraine's Mykola Matviyenko during the Euro 2020 group B qualifying soccer match between Ukraine and Portugal at the Olympiyskiy stadium in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Relatives of Ukrainian prisoners freed by Russia greet them upon their arrival at Boryspil airport, outside Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Prisoners aboard a plane on the way to Ukraine travelling to Boryspil airport, outside Kyiv, Ukraine. Planes carrying prisoners freed by Russia and Ukraine have landed in the countries' capitals, in an exchange that could be a significant step toward improving relations between Moscow and Kyiv. The planes, each reportedly carrying 35 prisoners, landed almost simultaneously at Vnukovo airport in Moscow and at Kyiv's Boryspil airport.

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Ukrainian new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy holds the Ukrainian symbols of power during his inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine. Television star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been sworn in as Ukraine's next president after he beat the incumbent at the polls last month. The ceremony was held at Ukrainian parliament in Kiev.

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People lay flowers as they gather outside the burnt trade union building to commemorate the five-year anniversary of deadly clashes which killed dozens of demonstrators supporting Ukraine's government and pro-Russia protesters, in Odessa, Ukraine. Five years after 48 people died in clashes in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, including dozens in a burning building, the UN human rights monitoring mission in the country is criticizing authorities for delays in prosecution and investigation of the violence.

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A Ukrainian lights candles to commemorate those who died after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, during a ceremony at the memorial to Chernobyl firefighters in the town of Slavutych, Ukraine. The city of Slavutych was built following the evacuation of Pripyat, the town of the Chernobyl plant workers, which was just 1.5 kilometers (about one mile) away from the plant. Some 50,000 Pripyat residents were evacuated after the disaster, taking only a few belongings. They never returned, and workers and their families now live in Slavutych.

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A Ukrainian lights candles to commemorate those who died after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, during a ceremony at the memorial to Chernobyl firefighters in the town of Slavutych, Ukraine. Ukraine marks the 33th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, when the 4th unit of the plant exploded early hours April 26, 1986.

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko salutes supporters who have come to thank him for his work as a president, in Kiev, Ukraine

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Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, is surrounded by journalists after voting at a polling station, during the presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine.

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A woman gestures to cardboard image of Russian President Vladimir Putin surrounded by cardboard images of candidates for the Ukraine presidential election, in central Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine will hold presidential elections on March 31.

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Ukrainian artist Dasha Marchenko adds a chocolate wrapper to her portrait of Ukraine's President and chocolate tycoon Petro Poroshenko at her studio in Kiev, Ukraine. The artist bought around 20 kilograms of chocolate using the wrappers to create his face. The framework was constructed using 4000 gun shells from battlefields in the country’s east that has been hit by conflict with Russia-backed separatists since 2014. Poroshenko is running for the second term as president in elections to be held on March 31.

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Riot police stand surrounded by toy pigs, thrown by far-right demonstrators during a rally against corruption in front of the Presidential administration's building in Kiev, Ukraine.

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A man cries as he pays his respects at a memorial dedicated to people who died in clashes with security forces at the Independent Square (Maidan) in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainians mark the fifth anniversary of the violent Maidan protests.

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A group of Orthodox Christian believers led by Moscow-appointed clerics hold prayers outside the Ukrainian parliament to protest the formation of an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Kiev, Ukraine. The Russian Orthodox Church has called on the United Nations, the leaders of Germany and France, the pope and other spiritual leaders to protect believers in Ukraine in the face of official pressure on Moscow-appointed clerics.

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A woman with her child walks in the harbor of Mariupol, in the Sea of Azov, eastern Ukraine.

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A Ukrainian serviceman stands on board a coast guard ship in the Sea of Azov port of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian military has been on increased readiness as part of martial law introduced in the country in the wake of the Nov. 25, 2018 incident in the Sea of Azov, in which the Russian coast guard fired upon and seized three Ukrainian navy vessels along with their crews.

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A Ukrainian border guard stands ready at the border from Russia to Ukrainian side of the Ukraine - Russia border in Milove town, eastern Ukraine.

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A Ukrainian border guard checks documents of a woman crossing the border the Ukraine - Russia border in Milove town, eastern Ukraine.

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Ukrainian border guards patrol an area along the Ukrainian side of the Ukraine - Russia border in Milove town, eastern Ukraine. On the streets in both places, people speak a mix of Russian and Ukrainian without turning choice of language into a political statement as many did after the question of language became one of the many thorny issues that has fueled the conflict between Ukraine and Russia since Moscow annexed Crimea in March 2014 and threw its weight behind separatists in the east by clandestine dispatches of troops and weapons.

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A Ukrainian family wait to cross the border from Russia to Ukrainian side of the Ukraine - Russia border in Milove town, eastern Ukraine. On a map, Chertkovo and Milove are one village, crossed by Friendship of Peoples Street which got its name under the Soviet Union, and on the streets in both places, people speak a mix of Russian and Ukrainian without turning choice of language into a political statement.

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An activist carries a torch and flare during a rally dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the dispersal of the wave of demonstrations and civil unrest known as Euromaidan, in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Activists carry torches and flares during a rally dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the dispersal of the wave of demonstrations and civil unrest known as Euromaidan in Kiev, Ukraine. Protesters demanded the results of the investigation of crimes committed during the Euromaidan in 2013-14.

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Ukrainian soldiers launch an anti-aircraft rocket during military exercises near Urzuf, south coast of Azov sea, eastern Ukraine.

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Ukrainian soldiers stand atop an APC near Urzuf, south coast of Azov sea, eastern Ukraine.

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Ukrainian soldiers sit atop an APC near Urzuf, south coast of Azov sea, eastern Ukraine.

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Ukrainian tanks are being transported near Urzuf, south coast of Azov sea, eastern Ukraine. Ukraine put its military forces on high combat alert and announced martial law this week after Russian border guards fired on and seized three Ukrainian ships in the Black Sea.

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Ukrainian soldiers pet a puppy as they control an area near the frontline with Russia-backed separatists in Shyrokyne, eastern Ukraine.

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A Ukrainian soldier gets ready at position near the frontline with Russia-backed separatists in Shyrokyne, eastern Ukraine.

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A crack made by Ukrainian artists on the arch of a Soviet-era monument to Ukraine and Russia's friendship is seen in Kiev, Ukraine. The artist project was created to gain more attention to relations between the two neighboring countries which had been badly damaged since the Kremlin-backed war conflict in Ukraine' east. Russia and Ukraine traded blame after Russian border guards on Sunday opened fire on three Ukrainian navy vessels and eventually seized them and their crews. The incident put the two countries on war footing and raised international concern.

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Ukrainian soldiers patrol an area near the frontline with Russia-backed separatists in Shyrokyne, eastern Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine are still reeling from their first overt military confrontation since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, a clash Sunday in the Kerch Strait near Russia-occupied Crimea where Russian border guards fired on three Ukrainian ships, seizing them and their 24 crewmembers.

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A concrete block is placed to limit traffic at the checkpoint near the city of Mariupol, south coast of Azov sea, eastern Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine traded blame after Russian border guards on Sunday opened fire on three Ukrainian navy vessels and eventually seized them and their crews. The incident put the two countries on war footing and raised international concern.

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Ukrainian national guard soldiers and a police officer stop a car to check documents at the checkpoint near the city of Mariupol, south coast of Azov sea, eastern Ukraine.

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Ukrainian police officers stop a car to check documents at the checkpoint in Berdyansk, south coast of Azov sea, eastern Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine traded blame after Russian border guards on Sunday opened fire on three Ukrainian navy vessels and eventually seized them and their crews. The incident put the two countries on war footing and raised international concern.

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The damage on one of three Ukrainian ships is seen docked after been seized ate Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Kerch, Crimea. The Ukrainian parliament is set to consider a presidential request for the introduction of martial law in Ukraine following an incident in which Russian coast guard ships fired on Ukrainian navy vessels.

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One of the captured Ukrainian sailors speaks with his lawyer in a court room in Simferopol, Crimea. A Crimean court has ordered one of the Ukrainian seamen captured by Russia at the weekend held in custody for the next two months. The seamen and their vessels were captured by Russian border guards late on Sunday as they were about to make their way through the Kerch Strait near Crimea.

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A Ukrainian sailor, right, is escorted by a Russian intelligence agency FSB officer to a court room in Simferopol, Crimea. The Russians seized the ships and their crews, who are expected to face a court hearing in the Crimean capital of Simferopol.

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A ship under the the Kerch bridge blocks the passage to the Kerch Strait near Kerch, Crimea. Russia and Ukraine traded accusations over an incident at sea near the disputed Crimean Peninsula, increasing tensions between both countries and prompting Moscow to block passage through the Kerch Strait.

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Art project 'ARTEFACT' is presented in the abandoned city of Prypyat some 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Chernobyl, Ukraine. The media art project by Ukrainian and international artists in the Chernobyl exclusion zone combined a digital sculpture, action, music, light. The 1986 explosion of the 4th unit at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant released radioactive cloud through most of Europe in the world's worst nuclear disaster.

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A man passes at the displayed art installation "Middle way" by Romanian artist Bogdan Rata in Kiev, Ukraine. The monument set on the central Kiev street of Khreshchatyk, at the place of Vladimir Lenin monument which was destroyed in 2013 during the Maidan events.

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Models display outfits by Ukrainian designer Mimi during fashion week in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Ukrainian armored vehicles take part in a rehearsal for the Independence Day military parade in the center of Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine to mark the 27th anniversary of the Independence Day on Aug. 24.

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Members of the right wing National Corps clash with police officers during a protest against the construction of multi-storey buildings in a city recreation zone in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Members of the right wing National Corps approach a construction site to protest against developers in a city recreation zone in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Real Madrid players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

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School graduates splash in a fountain as they enjoy the warm weather while celebrating their last day at school in Kiev, Ukraine. Young Ukrainians celebrate 'Last Ring,' a celebration of their last day of school.

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A German Lloyd Arabella 1960 car is demonstrated at the Old Car Lend retro festival in an open air aviation museum in a city airport in Kiev, Ukraine.

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A metal running deer car emblem is seen on a hood of a 1956 Soviet-era middle class GAZ 21 (Volga) car at the Old Car Lend retro festival in an open air aviation museum in a city airport in Kiev, Ukraine. Over one thousand rare old cars were exhibited in a show.

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Old cars arrive at the Old Car Lend retro festival in an open air aviation museum in a city airport in Kiev, Ukraine. Over one thousand rare old cars were exhibited in a show.

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People visit an art installation of Easter eggs, in Kiev, Ukraine.

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A man carries a giant Easter egg during an art installation of Easter eggs in front of St. Sophia Cathedral, in Kiev, Ukraine.

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A man kneels in front of a girl on the Bridge of Love in Kiev, Ukraine, on St. Valentine's Day Wednesday.

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Models display creations by Ukrainian fashion designer Irina Dil during a Fashion Week in Kiev, Ukraine.

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A model walks barefoot after she lost her shoes as she displays an outfit by Ukrainian designer Chuprina during a Fashion Week in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Models display outfits by Ukrainian designer Chuprina during Fashion Week in Kiev, Ukraine.

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A model displays an outfit by Ukrainian designer Gasanova during a Fashion Week in Kiev, Ukraine.

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A model displays an outfit by Ukrainian designer Katya Silchenko while another model falls down during a Fashion Week in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Hundreds of people march with torches to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Ukrainians' fight against Moscow's bolsheviks in Kiev, Ukraine. On Jan. 29, 1918, a historical battle between Bolshevik forces of thousands and a small Ukrainian unit of several hundred, mainly students, took place near Kruty railway station in 130km from Kiev.

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Activists various nationalist parties carry torches and flares during a rally in Kiev, Ukraine. The rally was organized on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Stepan Bandera, founder of a rebel army that fought against the Soviet regime and who was assassinated in Germany in 1959.

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People walk down a street during a snowfall in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili are gathering at the statue of Taras Shevchenko, a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist to march in protest of corruption in Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine. Several thousand supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili are rallying in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev to demand his release from jail.

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Police use tear gas as they clash with supporters of former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Supporters Ukrainian riot police protect a vehicle carrying former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Protesters hold a Ukrainian national flag stand atop a blocked vehicle carrying former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili in Kiev, Ukraine. Some hundreds of protesters chanting "Kiev, rise up!" blocked Ukrainian police as they tried to arrest Saakashvili, who escaped and led supporters on a march toward parliament but was later detained.

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Former Georgian President and former Ukrainian official, Mikheil Saakashvili, center, marches surrounded by his supporters in central Kiev, Ukraine. Supporters of the Movement of New Forces, the political party led by Saakashvili called for Ukraine's President Poroshenko to resign.

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Supporters of the Movement of New Forces, the political party led by Mikheil Saakashvili, march to call for Ukraine's President Poroshenko to resign in central Kiev, Ukraine. Writing on their posters reads: 'Impeachment'.

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People light candles placed in the shape of Ukraine's coat of arms, to pay tribute to the victims of the 2013-2014 anti-government protests called the Revolution of Dignity, during commemoration events in central Kiev, Ukraine.

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Members of the nationalist movement carry torches during a rally marking Fatherland Defender Day in centre Kiev, Ukraine. Thousands of people attended the rally.

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People sit in a bus waiting for evacuation in the town of Kalynivka 20 kilometers (13 miles) from the side of the ammunition depot blast, west of Kiev, Ukraine.

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Ukrainian army soldiers patrol a street in the town of Kalynivka 20 kilometers (13 miles) from the side of the ammunition depot blast site, west of Kiev, Ukraine.

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A powerful explosion is seen in the ammunition depot at a military base in Kalynivka, west of Kiev, Ukraine.

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A powerful explosion is seen in the ammunition depot at a military base in Kalynivka, west of Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainian officials say they have evacuated more than 30,000 people after a fire and ammunition explosions, at the military base.

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Supporters of the former Georgian President and former Ukraine official Mikhail Saakashvili wait his arriving at Krakovets check point on Ukrainian-Polish border, Ukraine. Saakachvili is going to return to Ukraine although both his Ukrainian and Georgia passports are no longer valid.

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Police arrest anti-gay protesters during the annual Gay Pride parade in Kiev, Ukraine. Around five thousand LGBT activists and associations paraded in the center of Kiev.

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Participants of the annual Gay Pride parade wave from a float in Kiev, Ukraine. Around five thousand gays and lesbians activists and associations paraded in the center of Kiev.

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People take part in the annual Gay Pride parade, being protected by riot police in Kiev, Ukraine. Around five thousand LGBT activists and associations paraded in the center of Kiev.

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India captain Virat Kohli, left, and coach Anil Kumble look on during a practice session in the nets ahead of their ICC Champions Trophy semifinal match between Bangladesh and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England.

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Francesco Gabbani from Italy, right, performs the song "Occidentali's Karma" during the Final for the Eurovision Song Contest, in Kiev, Ukraine.

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