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75th anniversary of the start of a Soviet-era famine that killed millions

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Oct. 24, 2009, 1:25 a.m. |
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The anniversary of Holodomor - or Death by Hunger as it is known here - is traditionally marked in late November, when the food shortages began. The famine was orchestrated by dictator Josef Stalin to force peasants to give up their land and join collective farms and Ukraine, known as the breadbasket of the Soviet Union, suffered the most. (Photos by Yaroslav Debelyi, AP, Mykhaylo Markiv)
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