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FACES OF PROTEST

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    Vadym, Zay, 21, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Lesya Teneralyuk, 50, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Ihor Pavlyuk, 19, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Natalia Bukaneva, 59, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Volodymyr Trubityuk, 46, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Anton Mulkakhaynen, 48, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Kateryna Ponomarenko, 71, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Mykhaylo, 20, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Roman, 31, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Alina Borysova, 15, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Yasya Chernitska, 15, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Mykhaylo Roman, 28, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Zinoviy Zhuravel, 43, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Ivan Blashkin, 21, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Stepan, 17, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Bahdan Rudik, 21, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Myroslav Kusherskyy, 23, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Kolya Mokhoruk, 20, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    A participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Father Volodymyr, 42, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Serhiy Bondarenko, 40, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Viktor Kolosovskyy, 41, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Oksana, 28, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Lesya, 27, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Bohdan Vanter, 20, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Sasha, 50, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Oksana Manuilova, 18, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Ihor, 22, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Ura Hlova, 22, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Maksym, 22, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Slavko, 27, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Vlad, 33, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
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    Roman Boyko, 31, a participant in the mass protests staged in Maidan Square poses in front of a carpet in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21, 2014.
Faces of Protest

Amid the upheaval that seized Kiev in February 2014, Davide Monteleone found a carpet depicting a pattern of the Kalina, also known as the Guelder Rose, a national symbol of Ukraine. He then set up the carpet as a backdrop for street portraits, and proceeded to capture the spirit of citizens young and old who felt personally compelled to take part in the mass protests staged in the city’s Maidan Square. Their stories are written in their expressions, how they carry themselves, and in the assortment of flags, protective gear and homemade uniforms that characterize their movement.

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