Fear and loathing in Ukraine’s new parliament (photos)


Dec. 12, 2012 18:48
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Deputies of the opposition fight with deputies of majority party during the opening of the newly elected Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv on Dec. 12. Activists from Ukraine's feminist group Femen staged a topless anti-corruption protest on Wednesday outside the ex-Soviet country's newly-elected parliament as a fight erupted between lawmakers inside. Ukraine's parliament has seen several physical confrontations in recent years amid bitter confrontation between opposition and pro-government camps. AFP PHOTO/SERGEI SUPINSKY
Photo by AFP

 Naked women and broken fences. Several brawls and plenty of insults. Watching the first day of the new parliament is almost like watching a reality show, except for the grim thought in the back of one's mind that this collection of squabbling people will make the country's laws for the next five years.

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