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A woman deposits a candle in memory of the victims of the Holodomor... News PhotoAdult,Candle,Ceremony,Famine,Horizontal,Kiev,Politics,Temporary Memorial,Ukraine,Victim,WomenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA woman deposits a candle in memory of the victims of the Holodomor famine during a ceremony at the Holodomor memorial in Kiev on November 24, 2012. Ukraine marked 80 years since the Stalin-era Holodomor famine, one of the darkest pages in its entire history that left millions dead and which is regarded by many as a genocide. The 1932-33 famine took place as harvests dwindled and Josef Stalin's Soviet police enforced the brutal policy of collectivising agriculture by requisitioning grain and other foodstuffs. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)