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Kiev protesters face off with police as EU eyes sanctions

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Anti-government protesters were locked in a stand-off with riot police across burning barricades Wednesday after fierce clashes left at least 26 people dead in Ukraine's worst crisis since the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

Anti-government protesters uses a slingshot during clashes with the police on Independence Square in Kiev early on February 19, 2014

The crackdown by security forces on Tuesday triggered a storm of international condemnation, with the White House calling the violence "completely outrageous".

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