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Ukraine PM resigns amid unrest, parliament revokes anti-protest laws

An anti-government protester plays the guitar in front of riot police at the site of clashes in Kiev January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Grishin

An anti-government protester plays the guitar in front of riot police at the site of clashes in Kiev January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Grishin

An anti-government protester plays the guitar in front of riot police at the site of clashes in Kiev January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Grishin
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Tents of anti-government protesters are seen at Independence Square in central Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukraine's parliament, in a concession which drew wild cheers of 'Hurrah' from protesters on the streets of Kiev, voted to repeal a set of anti-protest laws which had triggered violent unrest in the capital. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Tents of anti-government protesters are seen at Independence Square in central Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukraine's parliament, in a concession which drew wild cheers of 'Hurrah' from protesters on the streets of Kiev, voted to repeal a set of...more

Tents of anti-government protesters are seen at Independence Square in central Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukraine's parliament, in a concession which drew wild cheers of 'Hurrah' from protesters on the streets of Kiev, voted to repeal a set of anti-protest laws which had triggered violent unrest in the capital. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Supporters of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hold placards during a protest outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Supporters of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hold placards during a protest outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Supporters of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hold placards during a protest outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin
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Ukraine's Prime Minister Mykola Azarov gestures during a meeting with foreign journalists in Kiev in this November 26, 2013 file photo. Azarov offered his resignation on January 28, 2014, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/Files

Ukraine's Prime Minister Mykola Azarov gestures during a meeting with foreign journalists in Kiev in this November 26, 2013 file photo. Azarov offered his resignation on January 28, 2014, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the...more

Ukraine's Prime Minister Mykola Azarov gestures during a meeting with foreign journalists in Kiev in this November 26, 2013 file photo. Azarov offered his resignation on January 28, 2014, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/Files
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Riot police on duty stand outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Riot police on duty stand outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Riot police on duty stand outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin
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Anti-government protesters attend a rally in the Crimean city of Simferopol, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov tendered his resignation on Tuesday while deputies loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich, acting to calm violent street protests, overturned anti-protest laws they rammed through 12 days ago. REUTERS/Stringer

Anti-government protesters attend a rally in the Crimean city of Simferopol, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov tendered his resignation on Tuesday while deputies loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich, acting to calm violent...more

Anti-government protesters attend a rally in the Crimean city of Simferopol, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov tendered his resignation on Tuesday while deputies loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich, acting to calm violent street protests, overturned anti-protest laws they rammed through 12 days ago. REUTERS/Stringer
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An anti-government protester carries tyres to reinforce barricades built to fend off riot police in Kiev, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An anti-government protester carries tyres to reinforce barricades built to fend off riot police in Kiev, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An anti-government protester carries tyres to reinforce barricades built to fend off riot police in Kiev, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Anti-government protesters attend a rally in the Crimean city of Simferopol, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov tendered his resignation on Tuesday while deputies loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich, acting to calm violent street protests, overturned anti-protest laws they rammed through 12 days ago. The banner reads, "Euromaidan - Crimea". REUTERS/Stringer

Anti-government protesters attend a rally in the Crimean city of Simferopol, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov tendered his resignation on Tuesday while deputies loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich, acting to calm violent...more

Anti-government protesters attend a rally in the Crimean city of Simferopol, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov tendered his resignation on Tuesday while deputies loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich, acting to calm violent street protests, overturned anti-protest laws they rammed through 12 days ago. The banner reads, "Euromaidan - Crimea". REUTERS/Stringer
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A figurine wearing a gas mask is pictured on an anti-government barricade at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A figurine wearing a gas mask is pictured on an anti-government barricade at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down...more

A figurine wearing a gas mask is pictured on an anti-government barricade at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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Anti-government protesters attend a rally in the Crimean city of Simferopol, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov tendered his resignation on Tuesday while deputies loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich, acting to calm violent street protests, overturned anti-protest laws they rammed through 12 days ago. REUTERS/Stringer

Anti-government protesters attend a rally in the Crimean city of Simferopol, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov tendered his resignation on Tuesday while deputies loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich, acting to calm violent...more

Anti-government protesters attend a rally in the Crimean city of Simferopol, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov tendered his resignation on Tuesday while deputies loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich, acting to calm violent street protests, overturned anti-protest laws they rammed through 12 days ago. REUTERS/Stringer
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A priest walks between riot police and anti-government protesters at the site of clashes in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A priest walks between riot police and anti-government protesters at the site of clashes in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the...more

A priest walks between riot police and anti-government protesters at the site of clashes in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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A priest walks between riot police and anti-government protesters at the site of clashes in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A priest walks between riot police and anti-government protesters at the site of clashes in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the...more

A priest walks between riot police and anti-government protesters at the site of clashes in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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Anti-government protesters look out from a barricade at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

Anti-government protesters look out from a barricade at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the...more

Anti-government protesters look out from a barricade at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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An anti-government protester looks out from a barricade at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

An anti-government protester looks out from a barricade at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to...more

An anti-government protester looks out from a barricade at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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Ukraine's former Presidents Viktor Yushchenko (3rd R), Leonid Kravchuk (R) and Leonid Kuchma (2nd R) observe a minute of silence during a session of the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukraine's former Presidents Viktor Yushchenko (3rd R), Leonid Kravchuk (R) and Leonid Kuchma (2nd R) observe a minute of silence during a session of the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukraine's former Presidents Viktor Yushchenko (3rd R), Leonid Kravchuk (R) and Leonid Kuchma (2nd R) observe a minute of silence during a session of the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A priest speaks to riot police at the site of clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A priest speaks to riot police at the site of clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the...more

A priest speaks to riot police at the site of clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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Supporters of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hold placards during a protest outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. The placards read, "Stop Maidan", in reference to the city's Independence square where demonstrations were held. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Supporters of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hold placards during a protest outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the...more

Supporters of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hold placards during a protest outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. The placards read, "Stop Maidan", in reference to the city's Independence square where demonstrations were held. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Supporters of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hold placards during a protest outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Supporters of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hold placards during a protest outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the...more

Supporters of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hold placards during a protest outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Supporters of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hold placards during a protest outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Supporters of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hold placards during a protest outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Supporters of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hold placards during a protest outside the Parliament in Kiev January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Ukrainian officials observe a minute of silence in memory of victims of last week's unrest during a session in Parliament in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov (not pictured) offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian officials observe a minute of silence in memory of victims of last week's unrest during a session in Parliament in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov (not pictured) offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he...more

Ukrainian officials observe a minute of silence in memory of victims of last week's unrest during a session in Parliament in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov (not pictured) offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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People sing religious songs at the barricades of an anti-government protesters camp near in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People sing religious songs at the barricades of an anti-government protesters camp near in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the...more

People sing religious songs at the barricades of an anti-government protesters camp near in Kiev, January 28, 2014. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of unrest, his press service said. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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