Epic scenes from Ukraine

kiev-burningThe images coming from Kiev, Ukraine are apocalyptic at a level that a film or work of art could never reach. This photograph by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA is one of hundreds that articulate the capital’s disintegration. Scenes like this (almost all from courageous, professional, still photographers) flowed across Twitter, Storify and news sites Wednesday from a confrontation that has killed dozens and injured hundreds. The confrontation shows no signs of subsiding.

ukraine-fireworksVasily Fedosenko/Reuters / Below: Freelancer @sodel_vlad‘s powerful shot, retweeted more than 1,000 times

kiev-bloodykiev-police-avoidAnatolii Stepanov/AFP/Getty Images – Police try to avoid flames from Molotov cocktails

police-shieldsEmeric Fohlen/Al Jazeera

kiev-sprayPolice spray protesters in Independence Square / Olga Yakimovich/Reuters

kiev-hqHQ for the protesters fills with flames and smoke / Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

police-from-back Above and below: Emeric Fohlen/Al Jazeera

kiev-fire-all-around

kiev-campA TV image / credit onscreen / from the overnight Tuesday night fire attack

kiev-squareReuters

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