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Camouflage and candles: Easter comes to Ukraine's rebel east

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Resurrection and rebellion -- in Ukraine's separatist east this weekend, those two themes collided as pro-Kremlin militants briefly subjugated their political passions to religious ones in a celebration of Easter. 

Children sing during a service in the cathedral of the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 19, 2014, on the eve Easter celebrations, the main religious holiday of the Orthodox church

The sight of a pro-Russian rebel, attired in combat camouflage, stepping out of the Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in the flashpoint town of Slavyansk late Saturday captured the incongruity in symbolic fashion.

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