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** FILE ** In this Monday, April 4, 2011, photo, Yulia Tymoshenko, former Ukrainian prime minister and main opposition leader, is pictured in her headquarters in Kiev. Tymoshenko's party alleged widespread elections violations, such as vote-buying and multiple voting, and the jailed leader, who is currently undergoing treatment for a back problem in a Ukrainian hospital, launched a hunger strike in protest. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Photo by: Efrem Lukatsky
** FILE ** In this Monday, April 4, 2011, photo, Yulia Tymoshenko, former Ukrainian prime minister and main opposition leader, is pictured in her headquarters in Kiev. Tymoshenko's party alleged widespread elections violations, such as vote-buying and multiple voting, and the jailed leader, who is currently undergoing treatment for a back problem in a Ukrainian hospital, launched a hunger strike in protest. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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