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Five dead as Ukraine police launch assault on protesters

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Ukrainian police on Wednesday stormed protesters' barricades in Kiev amid violent clashes that left five activists dead, the first fatalities in two months of anti-government protests. 

A riot police officer (C) takes aim during clash with protesters in the center of Kiev on January 22, 2014

Pitched battles raged in the centre of the Ukrainian capital as protesters hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at police and the security forces responded with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets.

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