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Vitali Klitschko, head of the opposition UDAR party, waves a flag during a rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Dec. 1. The WBC heavyweight boxing champion has emerged as one of Ukraine's most popular political figures, as massive anti-government protests grip the country. Sergei Grits/AP hide caption

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A Boxing Champ Rises In Ukraine's Bare-Knuckle World Of Politics

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