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The Ukraine War in Pictures



A demonstrator holds a Ukrainian flag at the Georgian Parliament during a protest of Russia's attack on Ukraine on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. (AP/Shakh Aivazov)
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Photographers with Associated Press and other agencies have captured images — both horrifying and inspiring — since Putin’s Russia commenced war against Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 24. Here is a sampling:

Fire at Nuclear Plant

This image made from a video released by Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant shows a bright flaring object landing on the grounds of the nuclear plant in Enerhodar, Ukraine Friday, March 4, 2022. Russian forces shelled Europe’s largest nuclear plant early Friday, sparking a fire as they pressed their attack on a crucial energy-producing Ukrainian city and gained ground in their bid to cut off the country from the sea. (Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant via AP)

Burial for Ukrainian Killed by Russian ‘Saboteurs’

Oksana his hugged by her soon Dmytro during the funeral of her husband Volodymyr Nezhenets, 54, in the city of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 4, 2022. A small group of reservists is burying their comrade, 54-year-old Volodymyr Nezhenets, who was one of three killed on 26. Feb in an ambush Ukrainian authorities say was caused by Russian ‘saboteurs’. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

A Couple Weds in Kyiv as Russians Press Forward

Anna Panasyk and Dmytro Shybalov pose by a heart-shaped installation outside a marriage office before getting married in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 4, 2022. Russian forces pressed their campaign Friday to cripple the country despite global condemnation. (AP/Vadim Ghirda).

1.2 Million Ukrainians Flee Their Country

Commuters wait for a local train at a subway station in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Ukraine urged its citizens to leave Russia as Europe braced for further confrontation Wednesday after Russia’s leader received authorization to use military force outside his country and the West responded with a raft of sanctions. (AP/Emilio Morenatti)

Mother and Child Exit Kyiv

A woman holds her baby inside a bus as they leave Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine on Thursday, hitting cities and bases with airstrikes or shelling, as civilians piled into trains and cars to flee. (AP/Emilio Morenatti)

A Plea to Stop This Madman

Andreea Irimca from Moldova joins others to protest in Pamplona, northern Spain, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted life since the invasion began last week appeared to subside around Kyiv overnight, as Ukrainian and Russian delegations met Monday on Ukraine’s border with Belarus. It’s unclear what, if anything, those talks would yield. (AP/Alvaro Barrientos)

The Fog of War

Damaged radar arrays and other equipment are seen at a Ukrainian military facility outside Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russia has launched a barrage of air and missile strikes on Ukraine early Thursday and Ukrainian officials said that Russian troops have rolled into the country from the north, east, and south. (AP/Sergei Grits)

Ukrainian Tanks Take on Russians, Snow

In Kharkiv, a Ukrainian tanker peeps out of the hatch of a T-64 tank. (Shutterstock)

Russian Air Attack in Chernigiv

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a damaged city center after a Russian air raid in Chernigiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 3, 2022. Russian forces have escalated their attacks on crowded cities in what Ukraine’s leader called a blatant campaign of terror. (AP/Dmytro Kumaka)

A Russian Soldier’s View of Ukraine

In this photo taken from video released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Thursday, March 3, 2022, a Russian soldier points a gun from a Russian military truck as it drives through an undisclosed location in Ukraine. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Fresno Raises Ukrainian Flag in Support of Their Heroic Fight

Nearly 100 Ukrainian supporters attend a flag-raising ceremony at Fresno’s Eaton Plaza on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. At the event, Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer said that he welcomed any Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion to come to Fresno. (GV Wire/David Taub)

Elderly Shelling Victim Taken to Hospital

Ambulance paramedics move a civilian who was wounded during a Russian shelling onto a stretcher in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russian forces have seized a strategic Ukrainian seaport and besieged another. Those moves are part of efforts to cut the country off from its coastline even as Moscow said Thursday it was ready for talks to end the fighting. (AP /Evgeniy Maloletka)

Germans Rally in Support of Ukraine

People walk down the bulevard ‘Strasse des 17. Juni’ ahead of a rally against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP/Markus Schreiber)

America Embraces Ukrainian Ambassador

Ukraine Ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, acknowledges President Joe Biden as first lady Jill Biden applauds during his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Patrick Gelsinger, CEO of Intel, is front right. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)

Tears Accompany Escape to Poland

Family members hug as they reunite, after fleeing conflict in Ukraine, at the Medyka border crossing, in Poland, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Since Russia launched its offensive on Ukraine, more than 200,000 people have been forced to flee the country to bordering nations like Romania, Poland, Hungary, Moldova, and the Czech Republic — in what the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, said will have “devastating humanitarian consequences” on civilians. (AP/Visar Kryeziu)

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