The protesters of Maidan square in Kiev finally got rid of their hated president, but the protesters in Thailand, Venezuela and Syria are still fighting hard to change their corrupt regimes.
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Ukrainians streamed to see Viktor Yanukovich’s luxury estate, rubbing their eyes in disbelief as they were confronted by the scale of the opulence he built around him and kept secret from the outside world. There were Australian and African ostriches, stretching their legs, hares darting around people’s feet – clearly unused to large numbers. All this in a country where the average salary is less than $500 a month.
The sprawling forested estate of graceful waterways and summer houses – half the size of Monaco but just one hour’s drive from Kiev – stands as a symbol of the folly of Ukraine’s fugitive president.
WARNING: These are graphic images
These are pictures of protesters shot dead by their own government for protesting against that same government in a so-called democracy.
These photos are definitely not totally cool.
They are shocking and horrendous, but by ignoring them they will not go away and that is why we have decided to publish them, so you and others get to see what is really going on in the Ukraine.
Our thoughts go out to the people who paid the ultimate price for standing up to tyranny and oppression.
The Munduruku tribe has seen their land encroached on by wildcat miners in search of gold, and the tribe’s leaders travelled to the capital Brasilia last year to demand the federal government remove non-indigenous miners from their territory. Rather than wait for a court decision to start the process – which could take years – the Munduruku decided to take matters into their own hands and expel the wildcat miners.
In an earlier photo set we showed you the Kiev protests and they’ve been going ever since. However, last night things escalated badly as the riot police moved in to clear the main square of all protesters. These did and do not want to leave without a fight. The death toll, protesters and police, stands at about 25 thus far and over 400 people have been (badly) injured.
WARNING: some of the images might be disturbing to some.
Here’s another selection of some cool, sad and newsworthy photos that will tell you a little about what is going on in the world right now.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, about 94% of Lake Superior, the world largest fresh water lake, is covered with ice, enabling thousands of people to visit the islands on foot for the first time since 2009.
It’s quite the spectacle.
Armageddon in the USA. The snow and ice are back and certain States have been crippled by the slippery conditions. A nightmare for drivers but loads of fun for kids (of all ages) and animals.
Water does not discriminate. Rich, poor, female or male, if you are in it’s path it will simply wash over you and your belongings. Large parts of the UK have been hit with heavy rain and strong winds over the last few weeks and it has taken it’s toll on the rivers and canals. Many are flowing over and flooding people’ homes and businesses.
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