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The threat of war in Ukraine sparks anti-war demonstrations around the world
Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Rising tensions in Ukraine sparked protests around the world this past weekend.

Dozens of protesters demonstrating against Russia's buildup of troops and military equipment in Crimea were arrested by police in Moscow and St. Petersburg on Sunday.

Russia's Interfax news agency said they were detained for "attempts to violate public order."

Hundreds of British-based Ukrainians gathered outside the Russian Embassy in London with banners demanding "Hands off Ukraine," while singing "Putin is a murderer" and "stop the occupation."

Similar protests were reported in New York, Washington, the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, Turkey's Ankara and Georgia's capital Tbilisi.

Here are some of the more striking photos from the demonstrations:

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Police officers detain a protester in central Manezhnaya Square in Moscow during an unsanctioned rally against the Russia's military actions in Crimea.

(AFP - AFP/Getty Images)
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A man holds a sign in a protest against Russian military intervention in the Crimea region of Ukraine in New York City.

(Kena Betancur - AFP/Getty Images)
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People rally outside the Ukrainian Embassy in the Georgia's capital Tbilisi to condemn Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.

(VANO SHLAMOV - AFP/Getty Images)
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A boy holds a sign reading "We are not a handful of people, but a united nation!" as Turks of Crimean Tatar origin take part in a protest against Russian military intervention in the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

(ADEM ALTAN - AFP/Getty Images)
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Police officers detain a protester in St.Petersburg during an unsanctioned rally against the Russia's military actions in Crimea.

(OLGA MALTSEVA - AFP/Getty Images)
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A protester draped in a Ukrainian flag kneels in front of the statue of the 10th century Kievan Rus ruler St Volodymyr and pictures of people who died in the recent protests in Kiev outside the Ukrainian institute in London.

(ANDREW COWIE - AFP/Getty Images)
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Protestors hold up placards during a demonstration against Russia's aggression in Ukraine at the Russian embassy in Riga, Latvia.

(ILMARS ZNOTINS - AFP/Getty Images)
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Protesters rally near the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC.

(BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI - AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman holds a sign depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin as the devil with text reading "You will have to kill all of us, not choke us with our blood" during a demonstration in Kyiv.

(AFP - AFP/Getty Images)
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