Entry Title: "MAIDAN: The day after the slaughter"
Name: ANDREA RICCI , Belgium
Category and Expertise: War/Conflict|Panoramic|Deeper Perspective, Non-Professional
Entry Description: A panoramic view on EuroMaidan, the day Yanukovyc left. The previous day more than 50 protesters were shot dead on Instytutska Street and other roads around the city's main square, the Maidan. British investigators found at least four positions from which snipers had opened fire.
Story: The worst and best of humanity came across one another in Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in Kyiv.
Euromaidan was a true battlefield, invisible snipers hitting in cold blood, a succession of military tens with open fires burning wood night and day, militians guarding a chantry devoted to a fallen friend, barricades and cocktails Molotoff and in the background the latest Mercedes ads, a tired first line on top of the most strategic barricade the day after the slaughter; funeral chants, a sea of flowers for the fallen; and then crying mothers, sisters, and daughters, carrying crowns of thorns.