This before-and-after photo of Kiev’s Independence Square is utterly devastating

This striking (and incredibly sad and depressing) composite photo of Independence Square in Kiev, puts into perspective the extreme devastation caused by the country’s recent uprising.

The seemingly post-apocalyptic right half of the image was taken by Reuters photographer Olga Yakimovich on February 19, 2014.

Look (Click to enlarge):

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