Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, center, poses with other EU heads of state and Eastern Partners during a group photo at an Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius. Read more
Students take part in a pro-European rally in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. An EU summit to cap years of effort to bring ex-Soviet states into the Western fold opens with its ambitions dented on Thursday after Ukraine, the biggest prize, balked at the last moment under Russian pressure. Kiev’s surprise decision to scrap a landmark political and trade accord with the European Union just days before has set off a war of words between East and West reminiscent of the Cold War and sparked some of the biggest protests in Ukraine in a decade.
Commuters cast long shadows as they walk along Lisbon’s Comercio square during a partial strike by the city’s subway workers. The strikers are protesting against salary cuts and other austerity measures linked to Portugal’s 2014 national budget. Read more
A visitor examines a piece by US visual artist Tony Oursler during the exhibition “Phantasmagoria” at the Modern Art Museum of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation MAC’s in Hornu, southwestern Belgium
Students attend a rally in support of EU integration in Kiev. Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich poured scorn on his jailed rival, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, on Wednesday, saying the question of her imprisonment should not hinder Kiev’s integration with the EU.
A child looks at French police standing guard as Roma families are evicted from their illegal camp near the Var river in Nice, southeastern France Read more
A protester demonstrates against rising energy prices outside the headquarters of energy provider Npower in London’s financial district. Hundreds of people from protest groups including UK Uncut and Fuel Poverty Action demonstrated against the rising energy prices. Read more
A glowing sunrise over Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, UK.
The skeleton of a diplodocus named Misty towers over an employee of Summers Place Auctions in the auction house’s showrooms in West Sussex, UK. The 17m -long skeleton, unearthed in Wyoming, is expected to sell for £600,000 when it is auctioned on Wednesday.