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In Photos: 50 Days of Russia's War in Ukraine

In the early hours of Feb. 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of a what he called a "special military operation" in Ukraine.

In the 50 days since, Russia's military incursion — which the Kremlin denies is an invasion — has killed tens of thousands, displaced millions and turned once-peaceful cities into war zones.

Here is a look back at the first 50 days of the war in Ukraine:

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

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