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21 Photos That Show The Growing Conflict In East Ukraine

Russian-backed separatists continue to fight Ukrainian forces for control of East Ukraine.

Posted on August 29, 2014, at 2:38 p.m. ET

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A man walks past burning vehicles in a square near a railway station after shelling in rebel-controlled Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on August 29.
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

A man walks past burning vehicles in a square near a railway station after shelling in rebel-controlled Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on August 29.

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A vegetable vendor sits in a square as smoke rises after shelling, reportedly by the Ukrainian army, in rebel-controlled Donetsk on Aug. 29.
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

A vegetable vendor sits in a square as smoke rises after shelling, reportedly by the Ukrainian army, in rebel-controlled Donetsk on Aug. 29.

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A burned trolley bus lies on a square near a railway station after shelling in Donetsk on Aug. 29.
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

A burned trolley bus lies on a square near a railway station after shelling in Donetsk on Aug. 29.

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Ukrainian army servicemen ride in the dust near Debaltseve, in the Donetsk region, on Aug. 29, 2014.
Gleb Garanich / Reuters

Ukrainian army servicemen ride in the dust near Debaltseve, in the Donetsk region, on Aug. 29, 2014.

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Ukrainian servicemen ride in an armoured vehicle near Debaltseve, Donetsk region, on Aug. 29, 2014.
Gleb Garanich / Reuters

Ukrainian servicemen ride in an armoured vehicle near Debaltseve, Donetsk region, on Aug. 29, 2014.

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Burnt vehicles lie in a square near a railway station after shelling in Donetsk on Aug. 29.
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

Burnt vehicles lie in a square near a railway station after shelling in Donetsk on Aug. 29.

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Pigeons fly inside a building damaged by shelling in Snizhne, in the Donetsk region, on Aug. 29.
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

Pigeons fly inside a building damaged by shelling in Snizhne, in the Donetsk region, on Aug. 29.

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Ukrainian army servicemen repair a vehicle at their position near Debaltseve, Donetsk on Aug. 29.
Gleb Garanich / Reuters

Ukrainian army servicemen repair a vehicle at their position near Debaltseve, Donetsk on Aug. 29.

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Ukrainian servicemen taken by pro-Russian separatists as prisoners of war clean a street in Snizhne, Donetsk on Aug. 29.
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

Ukrainian servicemen taken by pro-Russian separatists as prisoners of war clean a street in Snizhne, Donetsk on Aug. 29.

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A woman on a cellphone walks past a building destroyed by shelling in Snizhne, Donetsk region, on Aug. 29.
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

A woman on a cellphone walks past a building destroyed by shelling in Snizhne, Donetsk region, on Aug. 29.

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Ukrainian border guards captured by pro-Russian separatists sit in a garage at the Novoazovsk border crossing point, in eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 29,
AP Photo/Sergei Grits

Ukrainian border guards captured by pro-Russian separatists sit in a garage at the Novoazovsk border crossing point, in eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 29,

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A local resident in the town of Novoazovsk passes by camouflaged pro-Russian tank on Aug. 29.
AP Photo/Sergei Grits

A local resident in the town of Novoazovsk passes by camouflaged pro-Russian tank on Aug. 29.

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A school damaged by shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Aug. 28. The sign on the board reads, "Thank you very much".
AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov

A school damaged by shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Aug. 28. The sign on the board reads, "Thank you very much".

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Residents observe damage to a house after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Aug. 28.
AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov

Residents observe damage to a house after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Aug. 28.

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AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov

An elderly woman passes by the body of a man killed during shelling in Donetsk on Aug. 28.

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A flag of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, which Russia supports, flies at the top of damaged war memorial at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donets,k on Aug. 28.
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

A flag of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, which Russia supports, flies at the top of damaged war memorial at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donets,k on Aug. 28.

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Pro-Russian separatists guard based at Savur-Mohyla, near Donetsk, on Aug. 28.
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

Pro-Russian separatists guard based at Savur-Mohyla, near Donetsk, on Aug. 28.

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A girl waves a Ukrainian flag during an anti-war meeting in the town of Mariupol, in eastern Ukraine, on Aug. 28.
AP Photo/Sergei Grits

A girl waves a Ukrainian flag during an anti-war meeting in the town of Mariupol, in eastern Ukraine, on Aug. 28.

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Local residents observe the shelling damage near the building where they live in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on Aug. 27.
AP Photo/Antoine http://E.R. Delaunay

Local residents observe the shelling damage near the building where they live in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on Aug. 27.

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A Pro-Russian rebel walks through a market damaged by shelling in Petrovskiy, Donetsk, on Aug. 26.
AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov

A Pro-Russian rebel walks through a market damaged by shelling in Petrovskiy, Donetsk, on Aug. 26.

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A woman uses an ATM machine in a building damaged by shelling in the eastern town of Dzerzhinsk, near Donetsk, on Aug. 28.
Gleb Garanich / Reuters

A woman uses an ATM machine in a building damaged by shelling in the eastern town of Dzerzhinsk, near Donetsk, on Aug. 28.

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