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Battle Rages for Control of Kiev's Independence Square

<p>Violent clashes broke out in the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, breaking a truce that had been announced hours earlier.</p>
Protesters stand behind burning barricades during a face-off against police on February 20, 2014 on Independence Square in Kiev. Hundreds of armed protesters charged police barricades Thursday on Kiev's central Independence Square, despite a truce called just hours earlier by the country's embattled president. Protesters pushed the police back about 200 metres and were in control of most of the square they had occupied at the start of Ukraine's three-month-old political crisis.  AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters stand behind burning barricades during a face-off against police on February 20, 2014 on Independence Square in Kiev. Hundreds of armed protesters charged police barricades Thursday on Kiev's central Independence Square, despite a truce called just hours earlier by the country's embattled president. Protesters pushed the police back about 200 metres and were in control of most of the square they had occupied at the start of Ukraine's three-month-old political crisis. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty ImagesBULENT KILIC / AFP - Getty Images