Photos: Unrest rocks Ukraine as leader offers concessions

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1 A protestor throws stones at police in the center of Kiev on Jan. 22, 2014. At least two activists were shot dead as Ukrainian police stormed protesters' barricades in Kiev, the first fatalities in two months of anti-government protests. 
2 Protesters use fireworks during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. 
3 Tires burn in the street, set alight by protesters in clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Jan. 22, 2014. 
4 A protestor throws stones at police in the center of Kiev on Jan. 22, 2014. 
5 A protestor points a gun during clashes with riot police in the centre of Kiev on Jan. 22, 2014. 
6 A protestor throws a molotov cocktail at riot police in the centre of Kiev on Jan. 22, 2014. 
7 People assist a wounded demonstrator during clashes between protestors and police in the centre of Kiev on Jan. 22, 2014. 
8 A Ukrainian police officer throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with protesters in the centre of Kiev on Jan. 22, 2014. 
9 Protesters throw Molotov cocktails at police during clashes in the center of Kiev on Jan. 22, 2014. 
10 Protesters clash with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. The mass protests in Kiev, the capital, erupted after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych spurned a pact with the European Union in favor of close ties with Russia, which offered him a $15 billion bailout. 
11 Paramedics carry a wounded protestor on a stretcher away for clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Police in Ukraine's capital on Wednesday tore down protester barricades and chased demonstrators away from the site of violent clashes, hours after two protesters died after being shot, the first violent deaths in protests that are likely to drastically escalate the political crisis that has gripped Ukraine since late November. 
12 A protesters throws stone during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Two people have died in clashes between protesters and police in the Ukrainian capital Wednesday, according to medics on the site, in a development that will likely escalate Ukraine's two month-long political crisis. 
13 Protesters throw tires onto a fire during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. 
14 A Ukrainian protester walks amid a burning pile of tires set on fire during clashes between pro-EU demonstrators and riot police in Kiev on Jan. 23, 2014. 
15 Residents collect stones from the site of clashes between pro-EU protesters and riot police in central Kiev on Jan. 23, 2014. 
16 Activists of Euromaidan (the name given for Independence Square) burn tires and warm themselves at a barricade in the center of Kiev early on Jan. 24, 2014. Crunch talks between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych failed Thursday to end Ukraine's crisis but an uneasy truce held after five days of deadly clashes between protesters and security forces. 
17 An activist of Euromaidan (the name given for Independence square) stands in front of a barricade to prevent a police attack in Kiev on Jan. 24, 2014. Anti-government protesters were today occupying regional administration buildings in six regions in western Ukraine after storming the buildings, in a major new challenge for President Viktor Yanukovych. 
18 A woman kneels in front of riot police in the center of Kiev on January 24, 2014. Ukrainian protesters Friday expanded their protest camp in Kiev closer to the administration of President Viktor Yanukovych, after crisis talks to end Ukraine's worst crisis since its 1991 independence ended in deadlock. 
19 Policeman block Bankova street on Jan. 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. 
20 Orthodox priests pray as they stand between pro-European Union activists and police lines in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. A top Ukrainian opposition leader on Thursday urged protesters to maintain a shaky cease-fire with police after at least two demonstrators were killed in clashes this week, but some in the crowd appeared defiant, jeering and chanting "revolution" and "shame." 
21 Police block the road near the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers building on Jan. 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. After two months of primarily peaceful anti-government protests in the city center, new laws meant to end the protest movement have sparked violent clashes in recent days. 
22 Anti-government protesters set fire to tires near Dynamo Stadium on Jan. 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. 
23 An anti-government protestor reinforces barricades close to police lines near Dynamo Stadium on Jan. 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. 
24 A protester aims fireworks at police during clashes, in central Kiev, Ukraine on Jan. 23, 2014. 
25 Policemen on duty near Dynamo Stadium on Jan. 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.