A newly erected barricade installed by protesters is pictured near the presidential palace in Kiev, December 9, 2013. Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin... more 
A newly erected barricade installed by protesters is pictured near the presidential palace in Kiev, December 9, 2013. Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine's capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in a symbolic challenge to President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) less 
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