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Fires Burn and Protests Rage at Kiev’s Independence Square

Image: Anti-government protesters clash with the police during their storming of the Independence Square in Kiev on February 18, 2014.
Flames engulfed the main anti-government protest camp on Kiev's Independence Square on Tuesday as riot police tried to force demonstrators out following the bloodiest clashes in three months of protests. The iconic square turned into a war zone as riot police moved slowly through opposition barricades from several directions, hurling stun grenades and using water cannon to clear protestors. GENYA SAVILOV / AFP - Getty Images

Fire and smoke billow into the night sky as Ukrainians gather at Independence Square during continuing protest in Kiev on Tuesday. A police spokeswoman said nine people, including two police officers, were confirmed dead in the clashes.

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Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the Ukraine's current unrest on Tuesday. Efrem Lukatsky / AP