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After months of growing antigovernment unrest, clashes in Kiev grew increasingly violent in January, as this fiery photo from the Ukrainian capital shows. The protesters were calling for the removal of President Viktor Yanukovych, who had been in office since 2010. This past November, he pulled away from a partnership with the European Union, which implied that he'd rather align with Russia, and the people weren't too happy about it.

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