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Ukraine: Donetsk festooned in flowers for International Women's Day00:47

Ukraine: Donetsk festooned in flowers for International Women's Day

Ukraine, Donetsk
March 8, 2014 at 16:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: Donetsk festooned in flowers for International Women's Day

The streets of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk were lined with flowers Saturday as men and women flocked to street vendors to buy bouquets for International Women's Day. Vendors near the city centre sold flowers to men who presented them to their wives, mothers, daughters and other female family members.

The annual holiday was celebrated amidst ongoing pro-Russian protests in the city. Some 1,500 people attended a rally at Lenin Square earlier in the day to demand a referendum on the future status of the Donetsk region.

Ukraine: Donetsk festooned in flowers for International Women's Day00:47
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Ukraine: Donetsk festooned in flowers for International Women's Day

The streets of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk were lined with flowers Saturday as men and women flocked to street vendors to buy bouquets for International Women's Day. Vendors near the city centre sold flowers to men who presented them to their wives, mothers, daughters and other female family members.

The annual holiday was celebrated amidst ongoing pro-Russian protests in the city. Some 1,500 people attended a rally at Lenin Square earlier in the day to demand a referendum on the future status of the Donetsk region.

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