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A man holds a Ukrainian flag as he covers a victim of an explosion in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Sunday, February 22. The explosion during a peaceful protest left two dead and 15 wounded. Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in the country has left more than 5,000 people dead since mid-April, according to the United Nations. A recent ceasefire appears to have faltered.

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Investigators work at the site of the explosion, where the body of a victim is covered with a Ukrainian flag, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on February 22.

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Pro-Russian rebels stationed in Gorlivka, Ukraine, launch missiles on Wednesday, February 18.

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Pro-Russian separatists take position near Uglegorsk, Ukraine, on February 18.

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An army ambulance damaged in recent shelling lies by a road near Svitlodarsk, Ukraine, on Sunday, February 15.

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Ukrainian servicemen play with a soccer ball on a road between Svitlodarsk and Debaltseve, Ukraine, on February 15.

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A woman salvages items February 15 from the rubble of a destroyed clinic where she had worked in Opytne, Ukraine.

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People carry a refrigerator through a balcony at an apartment building that was damaged in recent shelling in Svitlodarsk on February 15.

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A Ukrainian military vehicle is parked among trees along the road to Debaltseve on February 15.

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A recent ceasefire was brokered during marathon talks in Minsk, Belarus. From left, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President François Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gather before negotiations begin on Wednesday, February 11.

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People stand beside the body of a woman killed during shelling in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, on Tuesday, February 10.

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A volunteer gets a medical checkup at a military base for pro-Russian rebels February 10 in Donetsk, Ukraine.

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A pro-Russian rebel walks past a car destroyed during shelling in Donetsk on Monday, February 9.

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Ukrainian volunteer fighters and policemen arrest two men in Kiev, Ukraine, on February 9. The men allegedly arrived from Donetsk and were suspected of participating in pro-Russian rebel activities and organizing terrorist attacks in the Ukrainian capital.

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Residents unload humanitarian aid in the town of Debaltseve on Friday, February 6.

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A man rides a bicycle in Vuhlehirsk, Ukraine, on February 6.

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A pro-Russian rebel guards a former Ukrainian army checkpoint outside Vuhlehirsk on Thursday, February 5.

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A child waits on a bus to leave Debaltseve on Tuesday, February 3, after increased fighting in the region.

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A pro-Russian rebel tank rolls along a road near Donetsk on Monday, February 2.

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A man stands next to his car in Donetsk on Sunday, February 1, after it was destroyed by shelling.

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The body of a civilian killed during shelling lies on the ground in Donetsk on Friday, January 30.

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An injured soldier is wheeled on a stretcher outside of a hospital in Artemivsk, Ukraine, on January 30.

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A rebel comforts the wife of a civilian killed in shelling in Donetsk on January 30. Artillery fire in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed at least 12 civilians that afternoon.

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People in Mariupol, Ukraine, pour soil into the grave of a recent shelling victim on Monday, January 26.

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Ukrainian servicemen prepare ammunition at a position on the front line near Mariupol on January 26.

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A man injured during shelling in Mariupol sits in an emergency hospital on January 26.

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A piece of an exploded missile sits lodged in the ground outside an apartment building in the Vostochniy district of Mariupol on Sunday, January 25.

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A resident walks by a burning building in Mariupol on Saturday, January 24.

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A pro-Russian rebel takes cover from shelling in the Kievsky district of Donetsk on Thursday, January 22.

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People in downtown Donetsk react as Ukrainian prisoners of war are handed over by pro-Russian rebels on January 22.

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A trolleybus is damaged in Donetsk’s Lenin District after its station was hit by a shell on January 22.

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A rebel takes aim while protecting a supply position in the Kievsky district of Donetsk on January 22.

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Rubble and debris cover the airport in Donetsk on Wednesday, January 21.

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Vladimir Bovrichev cries next to the body of his 4-year-old son, Artiam, during Artiam’s funeral on the outskirts of Donetsk on Tuesday, January 20. The boy was killed during a Ukrainian artillery strike.

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Women sit in a shelter during a battle in Donetsk on Sunday, January 18.

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A building hit by Ukrainian artillery is seen in the Voroshilovsky area of Donetsk on January 18.

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Men from the Azov Volunteer Battalion board a bus in Kiev to join the fight against the rebels on Saturday, January 17.

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Rebels sit atop a tank at a checkpoint north of Luhansk, Ukraine, on Wednesday, January 14.

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A Ukrainian soldier looks down from a military truck at the Donetsk airport on Tuesday, January 6. The airport has been the scene of some of the fiercest fighting in eastern Ukraine.

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gives a speech as he hands over new military equipment to forces near the city of Ghytomyr, Ukraine, on Monday, January 5.

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A Ukrainian volunteer fighter fires a machine gun at pro-Russian rebels near the village of Pisky, Ukraine, on Saturday, January 3.

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