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Kiev, Ukraine.December 28, 2004..Fire works explode over head during a pro-Viktor Yushchenko rally on Kiev's Maidan Independence Square as election polls show Yushchenko as the clear winner. He has not yet been declared the winner nor has his opponent refuses to admit defeat. ..Yushchenko is joined on stage by his wife Kathy, his son Andrey and his political partner Yulia Timoshenko. ..The first round of voting was considered fraudulent when the ruling president Viktor Yahukovich won and the opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko lost. ..Several hundred thousand Ukrainians took to the streets of Kiev and held daily rallies on Maidan Independence Square. The protests lasted nearly a month before the first vote was declared invalid and a new round of elections held on December 26, 2004. ..The demonstrations would come to be known as the "Orange Revolution" after the color of the opposition party.

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Ukraine Elections 2004

Kiev, Ukraine.December 28, 2004..Fire works explode over head during a pro-Viktor Yushchenko rally on Kiev's Maidan Independence Square as election polls show Yushchenko as the clear winner. He has not yet been declared the winner nor has his opponent refuses to admit defeat. ..Yushchenko is joined on stage by his wife Kathy, his son Andrey and his political partner Yulia Timoshenko. ..The first round of voting was considered fraudulent when the ruling president Viktor Yahukovich won and the...
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From gallery: Ukraine Orange Revolution 2004
Photographer: ARCHIVE ANTHONY SUAU
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Date 28 Dec 2004
Location: Kiev Ukraine
Credit: Anthony Suau
Copyright: Anthony Suau 2004
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