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Amid Fears Of War, Instagram Users #PrayforUkraine

As tensions rise in Ukraine, Instagram users opposed to Russian military intervention are responding under the hashtag #prayforukraine.

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Several images show young girls wearing Ukrainian national dress and the colors of the country's blue-and-yellow flag.

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"My country will not fall on its knees," this person wrote. "My heart is bleeding."

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"I'm in shock," this person wrote. "From what and from whom is Russia saving the people in Crimea? #wtf"

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Other images commemorate the victims of clashes between protesters and police last week.

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One person posted this photo of a box of tissues, describing an "emotional evening with non-stop thoughts about Ukraine in my head."

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Other photos lashed out directly at Russian President Vladimir Putin. This one compares him to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.

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"Please God, stop this global evil in the face of Putin!!!" this person wrote. "Nobody, NOBODY wants war, but only his devil's soul."

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Susie Armitage is the Global Managing Editor and is based in New York.

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