No killing for play!

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A Ukrainian animal-rights activist has a poster with the slogan 'We want to outlive Euro 2012' during a rally in front of the cabinet of the ministers building in Kiev. Protesters demanded an end to the killing of stray dogs by communal services as part of preparations for the Euro 2012 football championships. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

A Ukrainian animal-rights activist has a poster with the slogan 'We want to outlive Euro 2012' during a rally in front of the cabinet of the ministers building in Kiev. Protesters demanded an end to the killing of stray dogs by communal services as part of preparations for the Euro 2012 football championships. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

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A Ukrainian animal-rights activist holds a poster depicting Euro 2012 mascots Slavek and Slavko signed 'Dog hunters' during a rally in front of the cabinet of the ministers building in Kiev. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

A Ukrainian animal-rights activist holds a poster depicting Euro 2012 mascots Slavek and Slavko signed 'Dog hunters' during a rally in front of the cabinet of the ministers building in Kiev. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

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Ukrainian animal-rights activists and their dogs attend a rally in front of the cabinet of the ministers building in Kiev. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

Ukrainian animal-rights activists and their dogs attend a rally in front of the cabinet of the ministers building in Kiev. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

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A Ukrainian animal-rights activist holds a puppy and poster with the slogan 'We want to outlive Euro 2012' during a rally in front of the cabinet of the ministers building in Kiev. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

A Ukrainian animal-rights activist holds a puppy and poster with the slogan 'We want to outlive Euro 2012' during a rally in front of the cabinet of the ministers building in Kiev. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

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A Ukrainian animal-rights activist holds a poster with the slogan 'We want to outlive Euro 2012' during a rally in front of the cabinet of the ministers building in Kiev. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

A Ukrainian animal-rights activist holds a poster with the slogan 'We want to outlive Euro 2012' during a rally in front of the cabinet of the ministers building in Kiev. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

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Ukrainian animal-rights activists hold posters, with slogans reading 'We want to outlive Euro 2012', 'Do not kill!' and others, during a rally in front of the cabinet of ministers building in Kiev. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

Ukrainian animal-rights activists hold posters, with slogans reading 'We want to outlive Euro 2012', 'Do not kill!' and others, during a rally in front of the cabinet of ministers building in Kiev. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

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A young Ukrainian animal-rights activist dozes in front of poster saying 'Save our souls' during a rally in front of the cabinet of the ministers building in Kiev. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

A young Ukrainian animal-rights activist dozes in front of poster saying 'Save our souls' during a rally in front of the cabinet of the ministers building in Kiev. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

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A dog holds a poster reading 'Stop stray animals killing' as it sits near Ukrainian animals-rights activists during a rally in front of the cabinet of the ministers building in Kiev. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

A dog holds a poster reading 'Stop stray animals killing' as it sits near Ukrainian animals-rights activists during a rally in front of the cabinet of the ministers building in Kiev. AFP/Sergei Supinsky

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A woman holds a dog during the 'Fair Play For Strays' demonstration to speak out for the rights of stray animals in Kiev. Placards read 'I want to live' (L) and 'Stop massacre'. Reuters/Anatolii Stepanov

A woman holds a dog during the 'Fair Play For Strays' demonstration to speak out for the rights of stray animals in Kiev. Placards read 'I want to live' (L) and 'Stop massacre'. Reuters/Anatolii Stepanov

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A woman holds a placard reading 'We will prevent killing for play!' during the 'Fair Play For Strays' demonstration to speak out for the rights of stray animals in Kiev. Reuters photo

A woman holds a placard reading 'We will prevent killing for play!' during the 'Fair Play For Strays' demonstration to speak out for the rights of stray animals in Kiev. Reuters photo

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People attend the 'Fair Play For Strays' demonstration to speak out for the rights of stray animals in Kiev. Placard reads 'We will prevent killing for play!' Reuters/Anatolii Stepanov

People attend the 'Fair Play For Strays' demonstration to speak out for the rights of stray animals in Kiev. Placard reads 'We will prevent killing for play!' Reuters/Anatolii Stepanov

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A woman holds a dog during the 'Fair Play For Strays' demonstration to speak out for the rights of stray animals in Kiev. Placards read 'No to murders of street animals, they also have a right to live' and 'Stop executions!'(R). Reuters/Anatolii Stepanov

A woman holds a dog during the 'Fair Play For Strays' demonstration to speak out for the rights of stray animals in Kiev. Placards read 'No to murders of street animals, they also have a right to live' and 'Stop executions!'(R). Reuters/Anatolii Stepanov

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