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BRAMA, August 24, 2000, 7:00am EDT

Controversy overshadows sanctification of Uspenskiy Cathedral. Thousands protest in Kyiv.
- ©Morgan Williams, August 19, 2000
At the heart of the demonstrations taking place in Kyiv yesterday and today, is Uspenskiy Sobor (Cathedral). The newly restored Cathedral's gleaming domes are visible on the left side of the photo above.

- ©Morgan Williams, 8/24/00
"Sacred Ukrainian places for the Ukrainian Church!"

- ©Morgan Williams, 8/24/00
Banner proclaims "Away with the Moscow Church from Ukraine!"

- ©Morgan Williams, 8/24/00
Crowd of protesters in front of Lavra entrance. Hundreds of policemen line the streets almost shoulder to shoulder.

- ©Morgan Williams, 8/24/00
Two young protesters lean against police barricade opposite Pecherska Lavra.
Left Sign.......Mr. President! Don't be a Moscow buffoon!
Right Sign....."Little Russian" Kuchma, don't spit into the souls of Ukrainians!

- ©Morgan Williams, 8/24/00
Demonstrators surrounded the walls of the Lavra monastery complex.

- ©BRAMA/MW, 8/24/00
Digitally enhanced photo.
Protesters carrying flags; entrance to the Lavra in the background.

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