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If an army marches on its stomach, what about a protest movement?

Anti-government activists have been camped out in the center of Kiev for more than two months during a harsh Ukrainian winter, and the longevity of their protest is partly down to the efficiency of their volunteer-run catering system.

Reuters photographer Thomas Peter documented the variety of dishes on offer, displaying the food (plus a cigarette) on pieces of plywood, like those the protesters use to make shields for street battles.

Volunteers distribute sandwiches near a barricade in Kiev on Feb. 1, 2014. Dozens of volunteers provide hot food and drink, day and night, to anti-government protesters.VASILY FEDOSENKO / Reuters