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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last week. Mr. Yanukovych's visit is aimed at gaining Chinese support for Ukraine's battered economy. The country's economic malaise has helped fuel ongoing protests in Kiev. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last week. Mr. Yanukovych's visit is aimed at gaining Chinese support for Ukraine's battered economy. The country's economic malaise has helped fuel ongoing protests in Kiev. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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