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February 19, 2014

Ukraine: The death toll continues to rise

Thousands of angry anti-government protesters clashed with police in a new eruption of violence following new maneuvering by Russia and the European Union to gain influence over this former Soviet republic. At least 26 people have already been killed. --Thea Breite (15 photos total)

Police clash with anti-government protesters in Kiev on February 18, 2014 and fired rubber bullets at stone-throwing protesters as they demonstrated close to Ukraine's parliament in Kiev. 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. (Anatolii Boiko/AFP/Getty Images

Anti-government protesters are wounded after the clash with the police in Kiev on February 18, 2014. Police said seven officers died from gunshot wounds on Tuesday, while authorities and demonstrators said five civilians were also killed in the clashes, bringing the death toll to at least 16. Hundreds of people were injured, including dozens of police officers, some with serious wounds. (Oleksandr Ratushniak/AFP/Getty Images) #

Anti-government protesters clash with the police as they storm in the main Police City Office in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on February 18, 2014. Anti-government protesters in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on February 18 seized the regional administration building and police headquarters as clashes raged in Kiev, an AFP correspondent at the scene said. Some 500 demonstrators stormed the regional administration after bombarding it with stones before taking the control of the local police headquarters in the largely pro-EU city. (Yuriy Dyachyshyn/AFP/Getty Images) #

An anti-government protester is engulfed in flames during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP) #

A wounded anti-government protester is evacuated during clashes with riot police on Kiev's Independence Square on February 19, 2014. Protesters braced on February 19 for a fresh assault by riot police in central Kiev after a day of clashes left at least 25 people dead in the worst violence since the start of Ukraine's three-month political crisis. (Piero Quaranta/AFP/Getty Images) #

Anti-government protesters protected themselves with shields during clashes with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The deadly clashes in Ukraine’s capital have drawn sharp reactions from Washington, generated talk of possible European Union sanctions and led to a Kremlin statement blaming Europe and the West. (Sergei Chuzavkov/AP) #

Anti-government protesters are outside the destroyed regional police office in Lviv February 19, 2014. Police said protesters had seized regional administration headquarters in the cities of Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv. (Marian Striltsiv /Reuters) #

An aerial view shows Independence Square during clashes between anti-government protesters and Interior Ministry members and riot police in central Kiev February 19, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich warned his opponents on Wednesday that he could deploy force against them after what he called their attempt to "seize power" by means of "arson and murder". (Olga Yakimovich/Reuters) #

Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. After several weeks of calm, violence has again flared between police and anti-government protesters, who are calling for the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych over corruption and an abandoned trade agreement with the European Union. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) #

Anti-government protesters clash with the police on Independence Square in Kiev early on February 19, 2014. As dawn rose over Kiev's battered city center, protesters hurled paving stones and Molotov cocktails at lines of riot police that had pushed into the heart of the devastated protest camp on Independence Square. (Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images) #

A hotel clerk looks out the lobby window at a barricade that was constructed on an adjacent street overnight near the perimeter of Independence Square on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) #

Protesters dig up cobblestones to use them against riot police on Kiev's Independence Square on February 19, 2014. (Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images) #

A portrait of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich burns near the destroyed building of the security service in Lviv February 19, 2014. Opponents of Ukraine's president declared political autonomy in the major western city of Lviv on Wednesday after a night of violence when protesters seized public buildings and forced police to surrender. (Marian Striltsiv/Reuters) #

An anti-government protester uses a slingshot to throw stones towards riot police on Kiev's Independence Square on February 19, 2014. (Piero Quaranta/AFP/Getty Images) #

A man walks at the site of clashes between anti-government protesters with Interior Ministry and riot police in Kiev, February 19, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accused pro-European opposition leaders on Wednesday of trying to seize power by force after at least 26 people died in the worst violence since the former Soviet republic gained independence. (Konstantin Grishin/Reuters) #

 
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