An anti-government protester stands at a road block in Kiev on Monday. Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Ukraine on Sunday in an attempt to wring new concessions from President Viktor Yanukovich, buoyed by pledges of support from Europe and the US.
Portraits of 12 anti-government protesters standing at a road block in Kiev on Friday.
Anti-government protesters warm themselves at a fire near a barricade in Kiev. Ukraine‘s parliament has passed an amnesty law for those who have been detained during the unrest, on the condition that protesters abandon government buildings they have occupied. Read more
People walk past protesters’ tents on Independence Square in Kiev. Ukraine’s embattled president Viktor Yanukovich has taken sick leave as the political crisis engulfing the country showed no sign of abating. Read more
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Ballet dancers join Amnesty International activists during a photo call outside the Russian embassy in London on Wednesday. The dancers performed parts of Swan Lake before handing in a petition asking that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin “end his assault on freedom of expression and gay rights in Russia”. The protest comes ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics which begin on February 7.
An anti-government protester gestures from of a bus window as he travels to an office of the land transportation department in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok. Hundreds of anti-government protesters travelled to the provincial office on Wednesday and demanded employees leave the building and suspend operations. Read more
A medic of the anti-government protest camp, left, with his security guard at the barricades near the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned on Tuesday while deputies loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich, acting to calm violent street protests, overturned anti-protest laws they rammed through parliament 12 days ago.
Protesters pause during another day of anti-government protest in Kiev, Ukraine.
An anti-government protester during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday. A protest leader was shot and killed in Bangkok on Sunday when violence erupted as demonstrators blocked early voting in many areas of the capital ahead of a disputed election next week.
A woman speaks as she kneels down in front of a line of riot police in the center of Kiev Ukrainian protesters today expanded their protest camp in Kiev closer to the administration of President Viktor Yanukovych, after crisis talks to end Ukraine‘s worst crisis since its 1991 independence ended in deadlock. After five days of clashes that activists say left five dead, Ukraine’s three main opposition leaders held several hours of talks with Yanukovych late on January 23 but the minor concessions they announced were greeted with derision by protesters. Read more