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70,000 rally in Kiev in show of force

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An estimated 70,000 pro-Western Ukrainians thronged the heart of Kiev on Sunday vowing never to give up their drive to oust President Viktor Yanukovych for his alliance with old master Russia. 

A woman offer soup to opposition demonstrators on Independence Square in Kiev, on Sunday.

Wearing blue and yellow ribbons -- the colours of both Ukraine and the European Union -- the crowd received a religious blessing before opposition leaders took to a podium on Independence Square in a bid to ratchet up pressure on Yanukovych to appoint a new pro-Western government.

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