An anti-fascist sign hangs on the barricade outside an occupied government building in Donetsk. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Many Jews protested in Kiev's Independence Square and see a thread connecting ancient Egypt to modern-day Ukraine. "We started our liberation 3,000 years ago, and we still are in the process," says Rabbi Alexander Duchovny. Peter Klaunzer/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Pro-Russian activists sit at a barricade at the regional administration building in Donetsk on Wednesday. Police have been conspicuously absent at Eastern Ukraine protest sites. Efrem Lukatsky/AP hide caption

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Pro-Russian protesters surround a barricade made by used tires and barbed wire Friday in Donetsk, Ukraine. Pro-Russian protesters took control of the government building and have held it since Sunday. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images hide caption

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Miners pack up and leave after a long days work at the Skochinski coal mine on April 3, 2001 in Donetsk, Ukraine. Modern Donetsk is one of the largest metallurgical centers of Ukraine. Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images hide caption

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