World News Today contributor, Gregor Bauer, shares photos of life in Independence Square, Kiev from earlier this week before violence erupted.
1- A Maidan soldier, there to protect the protesters, plays piano for a kid.
2- A Maidan soldier draws during the quiet before the storm.
3- Pagan prayers in Maidan Square.
4- According to Yanukovych- a dangerous terrorist.
5- A bride and groom tie the knot whilst wearing body armour in Maidan Square.
6- A female Maidan soldier looks on.
7- Maidan soldiers guard the barricade.
8- Maidan soldiers.
9- Maidan soldiers in training.
10- The protester’s press.
11- A protester wields a medieval-looking weapon.
12- Religion and body armour.
13- Militia’s cars were painted with flowers and hearts by protesters.
14- Government militia look over a barricade at the protesters.