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Lenin monument toppled as pro-EU protests rage in Kiev

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Pro-EU Ukrainian protesters on Sunday toppled a statue of the Soviet Union's founder Vladimir Lenin in Kiev after hundreds of thousands massed for a new protest in an increasingly tense standoff with President Viktor Yanukovych's government. 

Protesters pull down a statue of Lenin at a monument in his honor during a mass rally called "The March of a Million" in Kiev's Independence Square on December 8, 2013

The protesters had filled Independence Square in central Kiev and surrounding streets to bursting point to denounce Yanukovych's rejection of an EU pact under Kremlin pressure, in the biggest protests since the 2004 Orange Revolution.

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