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Kiev's barricades covered in flowers as mourning begins

A woman plays guitar at a makeshift memorial for those killed in recent violence in Kiev. Credit: REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

People have been bringing flowers and candles to a number of sites around downtown Kiev in Ukraine, and a number of makeshift memorials have started to spring up in places where some of the most deadly violence took place.

Hundreds of people have been filling areas all across the city, including Independence Square, to gather together and reflect on those who died.

A man prays beside a makeshift memorial. Credit: REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The names and faces of those killed have been displayed, with messages from their family and information on their life.

People have gathered to pray, comfort each other, and pay tribute to their dead.

The faces of the 100 people killed are displayed in makeshift memorials. Credit: REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

As the tributes continue to grow, acting interior minster Arsen Avakov said the riot police, responsible for the deaths of the 100 people killed in the clashes, has been disbanded.

Snipers from the "Berkut Force", whose name means golden eagle, are blamed for the deaths of most of the protesters.

A woman prays at one of the many makeshift memorials that have sprung up around Kiev. Credit: REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Writing on Facebook, Avakov said:

"I have signed an order for the liquidation of the Berkut special police units."

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