Photos: Ukrainian opposition presses with massive rally

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1 Ukrainian opposition supporters gather at a mass rally on Independence Square in Kiev, on December 15, 2013. The European Union suspended association talks with Ukraine as more than 200,000 protesters massed in the heart of Kiev demanding that the government recommit itself to the West. The ex-Soviet nation of 46 million has been at the heart of a furious diplomatic tug of war since President Viktor Yanukovych's surprise decision last month to ditch a landmark EU agreement and seek closer ties with historic master Russia. 
2 An Ukrainian opposition supporter with a mustache painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag takes part in a mass rally on Independence Square in Kiev, on December 15, 2013. 
3 People hold a puppet depicting Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych during mass rally of the opposition on Independence Square in Kiev on December 15, 2013. 
4 U.S. Sen. John McCain (R) shakes hands with a protester during a mass opposition rally at Independence Square in Kiev on December 15, 2013. McCain told more than 200,000 EU supporters rallying in the Ukrainian capital Kiev today that Washington backed their desire for European integration. "To all Ukraine, America stands with you," he called out to the cheering crowd. "The free world is with you, America is with you, I am with you... Ukraine will make Europe better and Europe will make Ukraine better." 
5 Ukrainian opposition supporters gather at a mass rally on Independence Square in Kiev, on December 15, 2013. 
6 People shout slogans as they take part in a mass opposition rally on Independence Square in Kiev on December 15, 2013. 
7 A Ukrainian opposition supporter holds a placard against Russian President Vladmir Putin during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on December 15, 2013, in support of Ukranian protesters rallying against President Viktor Yanukovych after his failure to sign a key EU agreement. 
8 Ukrainians living in France demonstrate in support of protestors in Kiev on December 15, 2013 at the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.