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Deputies brawl in Ukraine parliament, session suspended

Parliament members scuffle over regulations in forming factions during the first session of the newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. Wednesday's session of the parliament was marred by protests from the start, with a major vote on the nomination of Mykola Azarov for prime minister expected to be the first test of the cohesion of political forces underpinning Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov

Parliament members scuffle over regulations in forming factions during the first session of the newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. Wednesday's session of the parliament was marred by protests from the start, with a major...more

Parliament members scuffle over regulations in forming factions during the first session of the newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. Wednesday's session of the parliament was marred by protests from the start, with a major vote on the nomination of Mykola Azarov for prime minister expected to be the first test of the cohesion of political forces underpinning Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov
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Parliament members scuffle over regulations in forming factions during the first session of the newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. Wednesday's session of the parliament was marred by protests from the start, with a major vote on the nomination of Mykola Azarov for prime minister expected to be the first test of the cohesion of political forces underpinning Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov

Parliament members scuffle over regulations in forming factions during the first session of the newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. Wednesday's session of the parliament was marred by protests from the start, with a major...more

Parliament members scuffle over regulations in forming factions during the first session of the newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. Wednesday's session of the parliament was marred by protests from the start, with a major vote on the nomination of Mykola Azarov for prime minister expected to be the first test of the cohesion of political forces underpinning Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov
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Parliament members from Svoboda party remove a fence around the parliament building the day of the first session of newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. According to the party, the removal of the fence was a gesture for the group's commitment to foster closer bonds with the people. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov

Parliament members from Svoboda party remove a fence around the parliament building the day of the first session of newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. According to the party, the removal of the fence was a gesture for the...more

Parliament members from Svoboda party remove a fence around the parliament building the day of the first session of newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. According to the party, the removal of the fence was a gesture for the group's commitment to foster closer bonds with the people. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov
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Parliament members from the Svoboda party (Freedom party) cut the fence around the Parliament building on the first day of session for newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. According to the party, the removal of the fence was a gesture for the group's commitment to foster closer bonds with the people. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov

Parliament members from the Svoboda party (Freedom party) cut the fence around the Parliament building on the first day of session for newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. According to the party, the removal of the fence was...more

Parliament members from the Svoboda party (Freedom party) cut the fence around the Parliament building on the first day of session for newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. According to the party, the removal of the fence was a gesture for the group's commitment to foster closer bonds with the people. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov
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Members of parliament scuffle with colleagues elected from their party but later refused to join a faction, at the first session of newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kravchenko/Pool

Members of parliament scuffle with colleagues elected from their party but later refused to join a faction, at the first session of newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kravchenko/Pool

Members of parliament scuffle with colleagues elected from their party but later refused to join a faction, at the first session of newly-elected Ukrainian parliament in Kiev December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kravchenko/Pool
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