Gun-rights activist Clint McQueen and his son, Chance, carry their rifles as they gather with others at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah during a "National Day of Resistance" rally. Rick Bowmer/AP
A security guard patrols the red carpet arrivals area along Hollywood Boulevard, in preparation for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. Mike Blake/Reuters
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Dave Bush throws a pitch during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Lakeland, Fla. Charlie Neibergall/AP
A masked Bahraini anti-government protester participates in clashes with riot police in Daih, Bahrain. Clashes erupted after a march demanding the release for burial of the body of Mahmoud Isa al-Jazeeri, 20, who died Thursday from injuries sustained during earlier clashes with police. Hasan Jamali/AP
Iowa State guard Bubu Palo (1) tries to pull rebound away from Texas Tech forwards Dejan Kravic (11) and Jaye Crockett (30) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Ames, Iowa. Justin Hayworth/AP
Kyle Larson (32) goes into the catch fence as he collides with Justin Allgaier (31), Brian Scott (2), Parker Klingerman (77) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Terry Renna/AP
Girls ride a motorcycle at sunset in Gao, Mali. J oe Penney/Reuters
Brazilian dancer Roberta Marquez of The Royal Ballet demonstrates a movement to students after a masterclass with dancers of the Royal Opera House at the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theatre. The Royal Ballet will open the 2013 season of the Municipal Theatre Rio de Janeiro with gala performances from March 1 to 3. Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell jumps over a bush after hitting out of the brush along the 17th fairway during a third round match against Shane Lowry of Ireland, at the Match Play Championship golf tournament, in Marana, Ariz. Ross D. Franklin/AP
Demonstrators shout slogans against the government during a protest in Madrid, Spain. Thousands of people are marching on Spain's parliament to protest austerity measures imposed by the government. Gabriel Pecot/AP
Richard Freitag of Germany soars through the air during the men's Normal Hill Individual jumping competition at the FIS Nordic Skiing World championships in the northern mountain resort of Predazzo in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Giampiero Sposito/Reuters
Opposition leaders had vowed to assemble one million protesters in Kiev on Sunday to keep up pressure on President Yanukovych amid reports of a trade pact with Russia.
Kit Gillet, Contributor /
December 8, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of protestors gathered Sunday on the streets of Kiev in a show of strength that, while impressive, fell short of opposition calls for a one million-strong rally that would have topped last weekend’s turnout. The large crowds, and signs of an increasingly slick protest camp in the heart of Ukraine’s capital, point to a protracted standoff over the country’s political future.