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In pictures: Ukraine in turmoil
Yushchenko supporters
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Hundreds of thousands of supporters of opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko continued their protest in Kiev. They claim massive fraud in Sunday's presidential election.
Pro-Yanukovych supporters
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However, supporters for Ukraine's pro-Russia PM Viktor Yanukovych celebrated after the election commission on Wednesday declared him the winner of Sunday's poll.
Tent camp in Kiev
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Battling sub-zero temperatures, pro-Yushchenko demonstrators camped out in tents determined to continue their protest until the election result was overturned.
Yushchenko
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Yushchenko, right, filed a court appeal to declare the election results invalid. He has received broad international support, including from former Polish President Lech Walesa, left.
Yanukovych pre-election banner
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A Yanukovych pre-election banner is pulled down in Donetsk amid calls from Yushchenko for a general strike. Some analysts warned the stoppage could further divide Ukraine.
Thousands rally in Sumy
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In Yushchenko's birthplace of Sumy in east Ukraine, thousands held pro-opposition rallies. Most of the city joined the strike despite authorities being pro-Yanukovych.
Vladimir Putin with Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
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The crisis overshadowed Thursday's EU-Russia summit. Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, said it should be solved through the courts. The EU said the election was fraudulent.
Ukrainian orthodox priest blesses demonstrators in front of riot police
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The EU and Russia both called for a "peaceful approach" in solving the crisis. Riot police have been on stand-by since demonstrations began. No violence has been reported.




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