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    Posted on Dec 13, 2012

    Ukrainian Parliament Is Basically An Episode Of "Jerry Springer"

    Really, guys? Again with the fighting?

    Ukraine's parliament convened on Wednesday for the first time since a controversial election in October. It didn't end well.

    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP

    The words on the shirts read, "Freedom to Political Prisoners," a reference to former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, whose imprisonment for alleged abuse of power is considered politically motivated by many.

    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP

    Then, on Thursday, opposition lawmakers abandoned the session in protest of their minority status.

    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP

    But not before a few words from Vitali Klitschko, chairman of the opposition party and a heavyweight champion boxer ...

    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP

    ... and another fistfight, of course.

    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP
    Sergei Chuzavkov / AP

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