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Violence and death in Ukraine

A day of protests in Kiev ended in violence and death as anti-government protesters demand reform.

Anti-government demonstrators stand on barricades during clashes with riot police in Kiev on Feb. 18, 2014. Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko urged women and children to leave their main protest camp on Kiev's Independence Square, known as Maidan, as riot police massed nearby. "We ask women and children to quit Maidan as we cannot rule out the possibility that they will storm (the camp)," the former heavyweight boxing champion told protestors on the square on Tuesday.

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Protesters throw stones during clashes with police in Kiev on Feb. 18. Anti-government protesters clashed violently with police in central Kiev on Tuesday, a day after Moscow moved to cement its influence over Ukraine with $2 billion in cash to shore up the former Soviet state's heavily indebted economy. Police officials confirmed at least 14 people, including six police officers, were killed during the street clashes.

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A young anti-government protester takes part in clashes with police in Kiev on Feb. 18. Police fired rubber bullets at stone-throwing protesters as they demonstrated close to Ukraine's parliament, an AFP reporter at the scene said. 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.

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A car burns during clashes between anti-government protesters and Interior Ministry members in Kiev on Feb. 18. Ukrainian riot police advanced on the heart of 12-week-old protests against President Viktor Yanukovich on Tuesday and security forces set a deadline to end disturbances after at least five protesters were reported killed in a day of clashes.

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Anti-government protesters shield themselves during clashes with riot police in central Kiev on Feb. 18.

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Anti-government protesters clash with police in Kiev on Feb. 18.

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An anti-government protester fires an improvised weapon during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kiev on Feb. 18. Thousands of anti-government protesters clashed with police in a new eruption of violence Tuesday.

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A riot policeman is in flames during the continuing protest in Kiev on Feb. 18.

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Wounded people are seen after clashes with riot police in Kiev on Feb. 18. Ukrainian riot police advanced on the heart of 12-week-old protests against President Viktor Yanukovich on Tuesday.

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Anti-government protesters clash with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kiev on Feb. 18.

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Red Cross workers give first aid to policemen wounded during clashes with anti-government protester in Kiev on Feb. 18.

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An anti-government protester throws a Molotov's cocktail during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kiev on Feb. 18.

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Anti-government protesters throw missiles during clashes with riot police at Independence Square in Kiev on Feb. 18.

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Monuments to Kiev's founders burn as anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, on Feb. 18.

Efrem Lukatsky / AP