Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday decried Russian "aggression" as Kiev staged a symbolic Independence Day parade while battling pro-Moscow rebels in the east of the country.
Thousands of police cordonned off streets across central Athens on Sunday as a military parade to mark Independence Day was held.
Riot police end five days of opposition protests aimed at ousting President.
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Day in Pics: 26th December
Showbiz World - December 26, 2014