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Elderly supporter of the opposition Party of Regions, listen to leaders during a rally at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, April 3, 2009. Thousands of Ukrainians are protesting government polices amid a worsening financial crisis and demanding early parliamentary elections. About 15,000 to 20,000 protesters waved the Party of Regions blue flags and chanted “No!” on Kiev’s main square Friday. This was the latest round of opposition rallies in this ex-Soviet republic struggling to avoid an economic collapse.

Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press