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Fearing Russian bombs, Kharkiv families spend a month underground

A woman reads in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where she lives to shelter from shelling in her neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman reads in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where she lives to shelter from shelling in her neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman reads in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where she lives to shelter from shelling in her neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People who are sheltering in a metro station in northern Kharkiv receive food from volunteers as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People who are sheltering in a metro station in northern Kharkiv receive food from volunteers as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People who are sheltering in a metro station in northern Kharkiv receive food from volunteers as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A woman helps an elderly person to walk down the stairs as they shelter in a metro station in northern Kharkiv from shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman helps an elderly person to walk down the stairs as they shelter in a metro station in northern Kharkiv from shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman helps an elderly person to walk down the stairs as they shelter in a metro station in northern Kharkiv from shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Raisa sits in a stationary subway car in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where she lives to shelter from shelling in her neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022. Raisa has moved underground 30 days ago on the first day of the war. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Raisa sits in a stationary subway car in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where she lives to shelter from shelling in her neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022. Raisa has moved underground 30 days ago on the first...more

Raisa sits in a stationary subway car in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where she lives to shelter from shelling in her neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022. Raisa has moved underground 30 days ago on the first day of the war. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A man sits in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where he lives to shelter from shelling in his neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man sits in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where he lives to shelter from shelling in his neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man sits in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where he lives to shelter from shelling in his neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People shelter in a metro station in northern Kharkiv to escape shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People shelter in a metro station in northern Kharkiv to escape shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People shelter in a metro station in northern Kharkiv to escape shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Katarina Bovt holds son Nikita in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where they live to shelter from shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022. Bovt moved to the underground shelter three weeks ago. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Katarina Bovt holds son Nikita in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where they live to shelter from shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022. Bovt moved to the underground shelter three weeks ago....more

Katarina Bovt holds son Nikita in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where they live to shelter from shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022. Bovt moved to the underground shelter three weeks ago. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Natalia Shaposhnik, 36, plays with her daughter Veronika, 7, in a stationary subway car in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where they live to shelter from shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022. Shaposhnik and her daughter moved underground 30 days ago, on the first day of the war. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Natalia Shaposhnik, 36, plays with her daughter Veronika, 7, in a stationary subway car in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where they live to shelter from shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022....more

Natalia Shaposhnik, 36, plays with her daughter Veronika, 7, in a stationary subway car in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where they live to shelter from shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022. Shaposhnik and her daughter moved underground 30 days ago, on the first day of the war. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Lyudmila Lazareva and her dog Rika sit in a metro station in northern Kharkiv with Katarina Bovt, Kolya and their son Nikita where they live to shelter from shelling in their neighbourhood, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022. Lazareva has moved to the underground shelter 30 days ago after the apartment building next to hers got hit by a shell on the first day of the war and she only leaves the station to briefly walk her dog. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Lyudmila Lazareva and her dog Rika sit in a metro station in northern Kharkiv with Katarina Bovt, Kolya and their son Nikita where they live to shelter from shelling in their neighbourhood, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022....more

Lyudmila Lazareva and her dog Rika sit in a metro station in northern Kharkiv with Katarina Bovt, Kolya and their son Nikita where they live to shelter from shelling in their neighbourhood, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022. Lazareva has moved to the underground shelter 30 days ago after the apartment building next to hers got hit by a shell on the first day of the war and she only leaves the station to briefly walk her dog. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People who are sheltering in a metro station in northern Kharkiv stand in line to receive food from volunteers as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People who are sheltering in a metro station in northern Kharkiv stand in line to receive food from volunteers as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People who are sheltering in a metro station in northern Kharkiv stand in line to receive food from volunteers as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People shelter in a metro station in northern Kharkiv from shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People shelter in a metro station in northern Kharkiv from shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People shelter in a metro station in northern Kharkiv from shelling in their neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Veronika Shaposhnik, 7, sits in a stationary subway car in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where she lives with her mother to shelter from shelling in her neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  Veronika moved underground with her mother 30 days ago, on the first day of the war.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Veronika Shaposhnik, 7, sits in a stationary subway car in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where she lives with her mother to shelter from shelling in her neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  Veronika moved...more

Veronika Shaposhnik, 7, sits in a stationary subway car in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where she lives with her mother to shelter from shelling in her neighbourhood as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  Veronika moved underground with her mother 30 days ago, on the first day of the war.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People who are sheltering in a metro station in northern Kharkiv stand in line to receive food from volunteers as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People who are sheltering in a metro station in northern Kharkiv stand in line to receive food from volunteers as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People who are sheltering in a metro station in northern Kharkiv stand in line to receive food from volunteers as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People who are sheltering in a metro station in northern Kharkiv stand in line to receive food from volunteers as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People who are sheltering in a metro station in northern Kharkiv stand in line to receive food from volunteers as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People who are sheltering in a metro station in northern Kharkiv stand in line to receive food from volunteers as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People sit in a stationary subway car in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where they live to shelter from shelling in their neighbourhood, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People sit in a stationary subway car in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where they live to shelter from shelling in their neighbourhood, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People sit in a stationary subway car in a metro station in northern Kharkiv where they live to shelter from shelling in their neighbourhood, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, March 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People shelter from shelling in a metro station, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, March 10, 2022.  REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi

People shelter from shelling in a metro station, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, March 10, 2022.  REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi

People shelter from shelling in a metro station, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, March 10, 2022.  REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi
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People shelter from shelling in a metro station, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, March 10, 2022.  REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi

People shelter from shelling in a metro station, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, March 10, 2022.  REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi

People shelter from shelling in a metro station, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, March 10, 2022.  REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi
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People shelter from shelling in a metro station, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, March 10, 2022.  REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi

People shelter from shelling in a metro station, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, March 10, 2022.  REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi

People shelter from shelling in a metro station, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, March 10, 2022.  REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi
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