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Russia invades Ukraine: the devastation of war

Thousands of Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes after Russia launched an all-out invasion on the country on Thursday.

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Ukrainian women and children wait to cross the border into Slovakia.
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Ukrainian women and children wait to cross the border into Slovakia.

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The remains of an unidentified military aeroplane lie in a residential area in Kyiv, after crashing into a house during a Russian air attack on Ukraine.
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The remains of an unidentified military aeroplane lie in a residential area in Kyiv, after crashing into a house during a Russian air attack on Ukraine.

PHOTO:UMIT BEKTASReuters
Families, without men over 18 as they have been forbidden from leaving Ukraine, cross the border into Hungary, in the Beregsurany area.
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Families, without men over 18 as they have been forbidden from leaving Ukraine, cross the border into Hungary, in the Beregsurany area.

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Volunteers hand out tea, water and food to people crossing the border from Ukraine into the Romanian town of Siret.
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Volunteers hand out tea, water and food to people crossing the border from Ukraine into the Romanian town of Siret.

PHOTO:INQUAM PHOTOSReuters
A girl and her mother cross the Polish border into the city of Medyka.
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A girl and her mother cross the Polish border into the city of Medyka.

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A family loads belongings into a car on the side of a road close to Kropyvnytskyi as they flee from the danger area.
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A family loads belongings into a car on the side of a road close to Kropyvnytskyi as they flee from the danger area.

PHOTO:CARLOS BARRIAReuters
A woman walks in front of a damaged residential building in Kyiv.
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A woman walks in front of a damaged residential building in Kyiv.

PHOTO:UMIT BEKTASReuters
Emergency medical personnel load a person in military uniform onto an ambulance in a residential area of Kyiv.
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Emergency medical personnel load a person in military uniform onto an ambulance in a residential area of Kyiv.

PHOTO:OLGA YAKIMOVICHReuters
Women, children and senior citizens in an air raid shelter in Kyiv.
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Women, children and senior citizens in an air raid shelter in Kyiv.

PHOTO:IACHESLAV RATYNSKYIReuters
A man walks a dog in front of a Kyiv residential building badly damaged by Russian military action against the city.
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A man walks a dog in front of a Kyiv residential building badly damaged by Russian military action against the city.

PHOTO:UMIT BEKTASReuters
A group of Ukrainians embrace after crossing the Slovakian border into the city of Ubla.
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A group of Ukrainians embrace after crossing the Slovakian border into the city of Ubla.

PHOTO: RADOVAN STOKLASAReuters
Carrying what little they can take with them, a mother and her two children walk towards the Ukrainian border with Hungary at Beregsurany.
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Carrying what little they can take with them, a mother and her two children walk towards the Ukrainian border with Hungary at Beregsurany.

PHOTO:BERNADETT SZABOReuters
Residents of a residential building in Kyiv survey the damage caused by a Russian assault.
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Residents of a residential building in Kyiv survey the damage caused by a Russian assault.

PHOTO:UMIT BEKTAS Reuters
A young man with a stroller rests on the floor of a Kyiv underground station as he takes refuge from possible Russian air attacks.
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A young man with a stroller rests on the floor of a Kyiv underground station as he takes refuge from possible Russian air attacks.

PHOTO:ANTONIO BRONICReuters
After a distressing, hours-long journey, Ukrainians cross the border with Poland into the city of Medyka.
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After a distressing, hours-long journey, Ukrainians cross the border with Poland into the city of Medyka.

PHOTO:KACPER PEMPELReuters
A young woman with a baby and a young child waits to cross the Ukrainian border into Slovakia, to flee from Russian air attacks.
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A young woman with a baby and a young child waits to cross the Ukrainian border into Slovakia, to flee from Russian air attacks.

PHOTO:RADOVAN STOKLASAReuters
People take shelter from possible Russian air attacks in a Kyiv underground station.
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People take shelter from possible Russian air attacks in a Kyiv underground station.

PHOTO:IRAKLI GEDENIDZEReuters
A visibly emotional Ukrainian woman hugs a baby after crossing the border from Ukraine into Slovakia, into the city of Ubla.
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A visibly emotional Ukrainian woman hugs a baby after crossing the border from Ukraine into Slovakia, into the city of Ubla.

PHOTO:RADOVAN STOKLASAReuters
A woman surveys the damage in one of the rooms in her Kyiv home.
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A woman surveys the damage in one of the rooms in her Kyiv home.

PHOTO:UMIT BEKTASReuters
The inside of a damaged school in Holivka, in the separatist-held region of Donetsk.
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The inside of a damaged school in Holivka, in the separatist-held region of Donetsk.

PHOTO:ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKOReuters
Women, children and senior citizens take refuge in an air raid shelter in Kyiv.
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Women, children and senior citizens take refuge in an air raid shelter in Kyiv.

PHOTO:VIACHESLAV RATYNSKYIReuters
A couple embrace in the city of Ubla, after managing to cross the Ukrainian border with Slovakia.
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A couple embrace in the city of Ubla, after managing to cross the Ukrainian border with Slovakia.

PHOTO:RADOVAN STOKLASAReuters
A child sits on a swing opposite a Kyiv residential building badly damaged by a Russian assault.
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A child sits on a swing opposite a Kyiv residential building badly damaged by a Russian assault.

PHOTO:UMIT BEKTASReuters
Crowds wait to board a train evacuating people from Kyiv to Lviv, at the central train station in the Ukrainian capital.
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Crowds wait to board a train evacuating people from Kyiv to Lviv, at the central train station in the Ukrainian capital.

PHOTO:UMIT BEKTASReuters
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