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Protesters storm police headquarters as choas spreads to Lviv

Anti-government protesters in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv seized the regional administration building and police headquarters.

Pro-EU Ukrainian opposition activists burn documents thrown from the seized regional Prosecutor's office in the west-Ukrainian city of Lviv, Ukraine, early on Feb. 19, 2014. According to reports, hundreds of opposition activists seized and smashed regional Interior ministry department, Prosecutor's office and a military unit in Lviv.

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Anti-government protesters try to enter in the main Police City Office in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Feb. 18.

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A policeman tries to stop Ukrainian protesters as they seize police headquarters in Lviv, early on Feb. 19.

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Anti-government protesters are seen outside the destroyed regional police office in Lviv on Feb. 19.

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Anti-government protesters clash with the police as they storm in the main Police City Office in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Feb. 18.

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Ukrainian protesters throw out papers from prosecutor's headquarters in Lviv early on Feb. 19.

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A portrait of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich burns near the destroyed building of the security service in Lviv on Feb. 19, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters destroy a prosecutor's office in Lviv on Feb. 19.

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A pro-EU Ukrainian opposition rebel apparently carrying bottles with alcoholic drinks rushes through a broken door to destroy and to loot in the seized regional Prosecutor's office in the west-Ukrainian city of Lviv, early on Feb. 19.

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Anti-government protesters burn documents in the main Police City Office in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Feb. 18.

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An anti-government protester walks past a burning vehicle at the Security Service building in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Feb. 18.

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Anti-government protesters are seen outside the destroyed district police department in Lviv on Feb. 19.

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Anti-government protesters are seen inside the destroyed regional police office in Lviv on Feb. 19.

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