Despite sub-freezing temperatures and snow, two-thirds of Ukraine's eligible voters turned out for the first round of the nation's presidential election.
Activists from the Ukrainian feminist organization "Femen" portrayed prostitutes at a polling station. The posters read: "Don't sell your vote" and Don't be a slut."
Officials of a local election commission emptied a ballot box at a polling station in Dnipropetrovsk.
President Victor Yushchenko voted with wife Kateryna.
Candidates Arseniy Yatseniuk,
and Volodymyr Lytvyn remained optimistic as they cast their ballots.