the, story, behind, this, iconic, and, viral, ukraine, protest, photo,


"Taken by a Reuters freelancer named Vlad Sodel, the photo highlights not only the devastation and violence in Kiev, but also how civilian and government forces have been pitted against each other.

Since the photo was posted online on Tuesday, it has gone viral on Reddit and Twitter, and has gone on to be used at news outlets such as the Atlantic, Business Insider and the New York Daily News to represent the horrors of "Bloody Tuesday."

"This is the kind of photograph that ends up in history books for decades to come," wrote one Redditor. "

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