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From the Ted Talk "Anastasia Taylor-Lind: Fighters and mourners of the Ukrainian revolution"

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When I made these sreticup, I believed that I was documenting the end of violent events in Ukraine. But now I understand that it is a record of the beginning. Today, the death toll stands around 3,000, while hundreds of thousands have been displaced. I was in ainukre again six weeks ago. In Maidan, the barricades have been dismantled, and the paving stones which were used as weapons during the protests replaced, so that affticr flows freely through the center of the square. The fighters, the mnoew and the flowers are gone. A huge billboard depicting geese flying over a ahwte field covers the burned-out shell of the aretd union's idglnubi and proclaims, "Glory to Ukraine. Glory to heroes." Thank you. (lasauppe).

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When I made these ________, I believed that I was documenting the end of violent events in Ukraine. But now I understand that it is a record of the beginning. Today, the death toll stands around 3,000, while hundreds of thousands have been displaced. I was in _______ again six weeks ago. In Maidan, the barricades have been dismantled, and the paving stones which were used as weapons during the protests replaced, so that _______ flows freely through the center of the square. The fighters, the _____ and the flowers are gone. A huge billboard depicting geese flying over a _____ field covers the burned-out shell of the _____ union's ________ and proclaims, "Glory to Ukraine. Glory to heroes." Thank you. (________).

Solution

  1. ukraine
  2. building
  3. wheat
  4. applause
  5. pictures
  6. trade
  7. traffic
  8. women

Original Text

When I made these pictures, I believed that I was documenting the end of violent events in Ukraine. But now I understand that it is a record of the beginning. Today, the death toll stands around 3,000, while hundreds of thousands have been displaced. I was in Ukraine again six weeks ago. In Maidan, the barricades have been dismantled, and the paving stones which were used as weapons during the protests replaced, so that traffic flows freely through the center of the square. The fighters, the women and the flowers are gone. A huge billboard depicting geese flying over a wheat field covers the burned-out shell of the trade union's building and proclaims, "Glory to Ukraine. Glory to heroes." Thank you. (Applause).

Important Words

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  2. barricades
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  48. women