Kyiv prevails
Notes from the underground
Enemy at the gates
Growing up in a warzone
A dog's life
The long way back home
The blue and the yellow fly on
Keep calm and carry on
Life continues, despite everything
School's out
A different kind of Easter
Wasteland
This used to be a home
The legacy of a meaningless war
Scorched Earth
Seeking an answer to war
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Kyiv prevails

Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, has resisted for the past few weeks under the attack of Russian troops in the areas that surround the city. Despite the numerous bombings and the many families that have had to sleep in makeshift refuges in the subway system, Kyiv still prevails.

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Notes from the underground

Like many former Soviet metropolitan subway systems, the Kyiv Metro was also built to function as a citywide bomb shelter. Nobody ever suspected at the time it would serve in a conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

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Enemy at the gates

Many of the communities that surround Ukraine have been hit heavily by the Russian invasion. In this image, you can see a bombed-out building in Vyshneve, just a few miles from downtown Kyiv.

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Growing up in a warzone

In the town of Borodianka, also in the Kyiv region, you can see children playing in a park among the ruins caused by the Russian invasion. It's their new normal.

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A dog's life

In the village of Moshum, located north of Kyiv, two people walk a dog among the debris. Sometimes little routines like this can provide a sense of normalcy, which is helpful in unpredictable times. How much do they understand what is going on?

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The long way back home

Despite the war, some people do what they can to return to Kyiv and be with their loved ones in such a critical time. That's the case of Lyudmila, seen here in a train platform in Ukraine's capital just after returning from Poland.

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The blue and the yellow fly on

In the township of Borodyanka, where this image was taken, Ukrainian officials reported the death of 41 people after a Russian attack on April 17. Despite such senseless violence, the Ukrainian flag still flies on.

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Keep calm and carry on

Residents of Kyiv and nearby areas try to keep a sense of normalcy around so much destruction. Here you can see people venturing to go out and do some shopping.

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Life continues, despite everything

A man and a child smile at the camera while riding a bicycle. A small reminder that, amid war and ruin, people still manage to find small respites of joy.

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School's out

The village of Kukhari, northeast of Kyiv, has also been affected by the Russian shelling. This is what is left of a classroom stricken by the bombing.

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A different kind of Easter

Religion plays an important part for many people in times of crisis. Here you can see the Catholic Easter Sunday Mass at the St. Nicholas Cathedral, in Kyiv. Catholics represent less than 10% of the population of the country, which is mainly Christian Orthodox.

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Wasteland

The landscape around Ukraine's capital looks like ruins left by the Russian troops. The New York Times explains that Kyiv, with a territory larger than New York City and surrounded by towns and suburbs, is a city that is hard to take control of, which probably explains the Russian retreat.

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This used to be a home

A house in the village of Moshun, north of Kyiv, has been reduced to rubble. Just one example out of thousands of material and human losses as a result of this conflict.

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The legacy of a meaningless war

The Ukrainian people have fought as much as they can against the Russian invasion, but photos like this open the speculation about what exactly will be the legacy of a seemingly meaningless war.

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Scorched Earth

The retreat of Russian troops from Kyiv has left images like this and lots of speculation, but a question still remains.

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Seeking an answer to war

For how long will the war continue to rage on?

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