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Protesters in Kiev react after the Ukrainian parliament on Feb. 22, 2014, voted to dismiss President Viktor Yanukovych and to hold early elections, on May 25.(Credit: Getty Images / Bulent Kilic)

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Kiev, Ukraine protests

Protests in Kiev, Ukraine began in November to protest President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to freeze ties with the European Union and seek financial aid from Russia. Scores have been killed and hundreds injured in clashes in the deadliest violence Ukraine has seen in modern history.