Chernobyl protest

Demonstrators stand next to riot police during a protest as the Ukrainian cabinet was meeting in Kiev. Ukrainian veterans of the clean-up from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster are demonstrating against planned benefit cuts. In September, lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill cutting back benefits paid to those who helped clean up the April 1986 nuclear disaster and those who still live on the affected lands.

( Getty Images / November 2, 2011 )

Demonstrators stand next to riot police during a protest as the Ukrainian cabinet was meeting in Kiev. Ukrainian veterans of the clean-up from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster are demonstrating against planned benefit cuts. In September, lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill cutting back benefits paid to those who helped clean up the April 1986 nuclear disaster and those who still live on the affected lands.

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