In this Oct. 11, 2010 photo, a former Prime Minister and opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko, left, and activists of her party are seen during a strike outside the central election commission in the ... more 
In this Oct. 11, 2010 photo, a former Prime Minister and opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko, left, and activists of her party are seen during a strike outside the central election commission in the Ukrainian capital Kiev to protest alleged election fraud. Since he came to power this year, President Viktor Yanukovych has curbed anti-government protests, sent security forces to investigate civil society groups, manipulated the Constitution to boost his powers and sought to limit press freedoms. Upcoming local council elections are being watched as a barometer of how far Yanukovych has rolled back freedoms gained after his first fraud-tainted grab at the presidency in 2004 sparked the Orange Revolution. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Olexander Prokopenko
Thu, Oct 28, 2010 7:04 PM EDT