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The world's most ancient Christian communities are being destroyed  and no one cares »

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And yet the Western world is largely ignorant of or untroubled by programmatic violence against Christians. Ed West, citing the French philosopher Regis Debray, distils the problem thusly: “The victims are ‘too Christian’ to excite the Left, and ‘too foreign’ to excite the Right.”


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How to get shot by the police…
A pro-European integration protester aims his air gun towards riot police during clashes in Kiev, on January 20, 2014. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
Ukraine has rather stringent firearm ownership laws; with licenses only handed out if there is a valid reason. According to many of the news reports, most of the firearms seen in photos in the hands of protesters are pellet and air guns.
As of 2011, there are supposedly 1,076,000 registered guns in the Ukraine, with 640,615 licensed gun owners. Interestingly, you can open carry anywhere in the Ukraine if you have the proper license. Source

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How to get shot by the police…

A pro-European integration protester aims his air gun towards riot police during clashes in Kiev, on January 20, 2014. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Ukraine has rather stringent firearm ownership laws; with licenses only handed out if there is a valid reason. According to many of the news reports, most of the firearms seen in photos in the hands of protesters are pellet and air guns.

As of 2011, there are supposedly 1,076,000 registered guns in the Ukraine, with 640,615 licensed gun owners. Interestingly, you can open carry anywhere in the Ukraine if you have the proper license. Source


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Inferno
The city of Kiev caught in ongoing protests as rioters and police battle for control. Fear of a possible civil war has many European nations eying the events in Ukraine as Pro-Western versus Pro-Russian groups seek to steer the country to one side of influence. (Reuters / Valentyn Ogirenko)

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Inferno

The city of Kiev caught in ongoing protests as rioters and police battle for control. Fear of a possible civil war has many European nations eying the events in Ukraine as Pro-Western versus Pro-Russian groups seek to steer the country to one side of influence. (Reuters / Valentyn Ogirenko)


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Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To see more from Instagrammers celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and volunteering across the United States, browse the #dayofservice, #MLK and #martinlutherkingday hashtags. For more photos and videos from landmarks remembering MLK, explore the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site location pages.

On Monday, citizens across the United States celebrate the memory and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a key leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement throughout the 1950s and 60s. King fought against racial segregation in the United States and encouraged the practice of non-violent protest and free speech as means to change. King was an instrumental organizer of the 1963 March on Washington where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to an audience of nearly 300,000 people.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was officially established as a US federal holiday in 1986. It is celebrated on the third Monday of January, which falls around the time of King’s birthday on January 15. Many now take this holiday as a day of service, dedicating time to work with volunteer organizations throughout the country.

Looking for inspiration for how you can make a difference? Check out the good deeds done by Instagrammers around the world over the past weekend for #WHPhelpinghand.