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Some of the pictures - and the accompanying narrative - that have come across Twitter from Kiev have been truly amazing, yet the story barely merits a word or two in the United States.

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People are being killed, police are being beaten, priests are forming human shields and the night is lit up with scenes that make Oakland in October, 2011 look like a Zen garden

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As the New York times is reporting...

With President Viktor F. Yanukovych and antigovernment demonstrators at an impasse here, a cease-fire disintegrated on Friday night as the Ukrainian capital convulsed in renewed violence and fire bombs lit up the night sky.

Civil unrest spread across the country earlier on Friday as protesters laid siege to government buildings in at least nine other cities - occupying some and thronging outside others.

Here are a few twitter images, roughly in chronological order.

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Originally posted to jpmassar on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 08:15 AM PST.

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