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Ukrainian protesters smash a statue of Vladimir Lenin with a sledgehammer after toppling it, in central Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. The third week of protests continue Sunday with an estimated 200,000 Ukrainians occupying central Kiev to denounce President Viktor Yanukovychs decision to turn away from Europe and align this ex-Soviet republic with Russia.

Efrem Lukatsky / AP

Ukrainian protesters smash a statue of Vladimir Lenin with a sledgehammer after toppling it, in central Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. The third week of protests continue Sunday with an estimated 200,000 Ukrainians occupying central Kiev to denounce President Viktor Yanukovychs decision to turn away from Europe and align this ex-Soviet republic with Russia.