Earlier this week, surreal images emerged of Ukrainian protesters storming the palace of President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled the capital city after violent unrest. Now, protesters have made their way into another mansion, the home of attorney general Victor P. Pshonka. No ostriches, as were found on Yanukovych's…
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These photoshopped images combine shots of Kiev from before and after the riots using the same vantage points. Looking at the dramatic contrast between happy people enjoying the sun and peace and the anger of people behind in barricades is disheartening.
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These kids think that climbing the cables of the Moscow Bridge in Kiev is a lot of fun. And they are probably right. I'm freaking out by just looking at the video. [Thanks Karl!]
What you see here says a lot about you: A man, contemplating his failures? A construction worker enjoying his lunch? A lucky bastard, about to launch down the most amazing zipline on the planet?