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Nine Shocking Photos from Violent Protests in Ukraine

Protesters clash with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

A protester points a handgun during a clash with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

Protesters with shields stand in front of police officers as they block a street during clashes in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (Darko Vojinovic/AP)

Opposition supporter wearing a mask stands on a roof with police lines in the background in central Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. (Sergei Grits/AP)

Tires burn in the street, set alight by protesters in clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (Sergei Grits/AP)

A protester throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

A Ukrainian protester gives pieces of the statue of Vladimir Lenin to people gathering around after toppling it, in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (Ivan Sekretarev/AP)

A police officer uses a shotgun during clashes in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (Sergei Grits/AP)