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Boxer Vitali Klitschko is an opposing force in his Ukraine homeland
Boxer Vitali Klitschko is an opposing force in his Ukraine homeland

Vitali Klitschko may have characterized several of his matches in the boxing ring as life-and-death struggles. Now, he knows the real thing. Perhaps you have made the connection between the longtime heavyweight champion of the world and the videos and the pictures this week documenting violence on the streets of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. By midweek, fighting between government forces and opposition groups intensified. At one point, to keep the riot police away, opposition forces set on fire part of the city center, an area fittingly known as Independence Square. On Friday, protest leaders and Ukraine's beleaguered President Viktor Yanukovych agreed to form a new government and...

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