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Posted: December 3, 2013 at 4:55 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I am convinced that any kind of peace, even a bad one, is worse than any kind of war, even the best one.” Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who sought to calm thousands of anti-government demonstrators who have besieged government buildings in Kiev since the president rejected an association agreement with the European Union

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Thai protesters battle riot police

An anti-government protester throws back a tear gas canister fired by riot police near the Government House in Bangkok, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Monday she is willing to do anything it takes to end violent protests against her government and restore peace, but cannot accept the opposition's "unconstitutional" demand to hand power to an unelected council. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

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