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    Posted February 21, 2014 by
    Maidan, kiev, Ukraine
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Ukraine unrest

    MaiaKiev and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Ukraine crisis as it unfolds
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    Spring cleaning!


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     MaiaKiev is a freelance photographer and one of the protesters who has been documenting what is happening inside Maidan. These photos come from Independence Square today. The people, she said, were doing some "spring cleaning."
    - Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer

    It's Friday but it felt like weekend. In the morning Independence Square was full of people and by mid-day it got packed. People came to help in any way they could: cleaning the streets from remains of burned tires, rebuilding barricades, making and serving sandwiches, encouraging each other. This sunny day felt like spring cleaning, like taking care of our home together! As people joined to bring order to the streets you could see on their inspired faces that they were already dreaming of working as hard together on building in Ukraine a new civilization based on values such as faith, solidarity, dignity, respect for an individual and clear and equal rules of the game for all!

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