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Monday, December 9, 2013

Western envoys go to Kiev hoping to defuse crisis

Ukrainian protesters put up Ukrainian flags in place of the ruined monument to Vladimir Lenin in central Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday. Anti-government protesters dragged down and decapitated the landmark statue Sunday evening after hundreds of thousands of others took to the streets to denounce the government's move away from Europe and toward Moscow.