Photo of the Week: Shocking view of Independence Square in Kiev before and after a political crisis

This combination of pictures shows Independence Square in Kiev on April 22, 2009 (left) during a social movement called “Smile Ukraine! Smile overcomes a crisis!”, and the same square pictured on February 20, 2014 (right), three months after a political crisis erupted leaving around dozens dead. (Sergei Supinsky, Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images).