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In Photos: 10 Years Since Ukraine's Maidan Uprising

Ten years ago today, Ukrainians launched mass protests to call for deeper integration with Europe, an end to corruption and the ouster of Ukraine's pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych.

The protests, called the Maidan Uprising or the Euromaidan, would become a mass civil unrest movement that culminated with the Revolution of Dignity in February 2014.

Within weeks of Yanukovych's ouster — which saw him flee to Russia — Moscow would annex Crimea and throw support behind pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Those events kicked off a deadly war in Ukraine's Donbas region that laid the groundwork for Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Here are photos from the Maidan Uprising of 2013: