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Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, in Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Ukraine's protest leaders and the president they aim to oust called a truce Wednesday, just hours after the military raised fears of a widespread crackdown with a vow to defeat "terrorists" responsible for seizing weapons and burning down buildings. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

Ukraine in flames

Months of tense confrontations peaked in Kiev on Tuesday night as anti-government demonstrators clashed with riot police on the bloodiest night of protests. Supporters of the opposition, who have been camped in Kiev's Independence Square since November, hurled pavement stones, fireworks and Molotov coktails at riot police. In return police fired water cannons and rubber bullets at protesters. An estimated 25 people - civilians and riot police - have died during the most recent clashes.

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