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Paul McCartney rehearses for the 'Independence Concert' in Independence Square on June 14, 2008 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Kiev: Before and after

Yahoo Canada News
February 20, 2014

Kiev's Independence Square has undergone a major transformation after violent clashes between protesters and government forces have left dozens dead. Protesters have been camped out since December, defending the square against Russian-backed riot police and security forces loyal to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.