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Six boiling cauldrons around the world

Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.

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6 boiling cauldrons around the world

Protests have turned bloody in Ukraine as violence flared this week in conflicts around the world.

Egyptian militants launched a deadly attack on a tourist bus in southern Sinai. In Venezuela, opposition leader Leonardo López came out of hiding and surrendered amid protests aimed at the leftist government. The third anniversary of the rebellion that ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was punctuated by a bombing.

Here is a quick guide to several conflicts, and their impact on world politics and markets.

—By CNBC.com
Posted 19 Feb. 2014

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