Scenes for the Revolution: Ukraine

Police clash with anti-government protesters in Kiev on February 18, 2014 and fired rubber bullets at stone-throwing protesters as they demonstrated close to Ukraine’s parliament in Kiev. Police also responded with smoke bombs after protesters hurled paving stones at them as they sought to get closer to the heavily-fortified parliament building. (Anatolii Boiko/AFP/Getty Images)

An anti-government protester is engulfed in flames during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine’s parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

An aerial view shows Independence Square during clashes between anti-government protesters and Interior Ministry members and riot police in central Kiev February 19, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich warned his opponents on Wednesday that he could deploy force against them after what he called their attempt to “seize power” by means of “arson and murder”. (Olga Yakimovich/Reuters)

Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. After several weeks of calm, violence has again flared between police and anti-government protesters, who are calling for the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych over corruption and an abandoned trade agreement with the European Union. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Protesters dig up cobblestones to use them against riot police on Kiev’s Independence Square on February 19, 2014. (Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)

An anti-government protester uses a slingshot to throw stones towards riot police on Kiev’s Independence Square on February 19, 2014. (Piero Quaranta/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukrainian anti-government protesters walk past burning tires during clashes with riot police in central Kiev early on Jan. 25, 2014. (Volodymyr Shuvayev / AFP / Getty Images)

A protester climbs onto a statue in Independence square after weeks of calm protest erupted with the deadliest violence Ukrain has seen since independence in 1991. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty)

Protesters climb the barricades as fireworks and flames engulf Independence Square. (Reuters)

Woman make Molotov cocktails at Independence square to be hurled at the riot police. Human chains supplied those at the forefront of the violence with broken pavement stones. (Reuters)

A hole can be seen in the helmet of an anti-government demonstrator, whose funeral is being held in Independence Square. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Police dressed in protective gear and carrying shields form a barrier. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

An elderly man breaks stones to use against the riot police in central Kiev. There have been reports that the police have been using live rounds at protesters. (Reuters)

The scene after the protests’ bloodiest day is post-apocalyptic. The trade union building – previously used as the opposition’s base – was set alight during the violence. Staff inside the flaming building were forced to evacuate or jump from the windows. (Reuters)

Protesters gather at a barricade in the early hours of February 19. (Reuters)

A protester hurls a Molotov cocktail at riot police as flames illuminate the square. The opposition is pushing for early elections – which are due in 2015. (Reuters)

Masked protesters – one with a flower crown on her head – speak near a barricade. (Reuters)

Police battle against molotov cocktails hurled by anti-government protesters, as they stand guard during clashes. (Reuters)

A young boy wearing a helmet and armour walks by a truck on fire. (Reuters)

The historic town of Kiev has been the site of fierce clashes between anti-government protesters and police. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Helmeted protesters duck as fireworks explode during clashes. The demonstrators fought with stones, molotov cocktails and fireworks against the riot police – who beat them back with water cannon and stun grenades. (Reuters)


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