Maxim Zmeyev / Courtesy Reuters Members of the separatist armed forces gather near a building destroyed during a battle with the Ukrainian forces in Donetsk, February 4, 2015.
Maxim Zmeyev / Courtesy Reuters Ukrainian servicemen construct a dugout in Luhansk, January 29, 2015.
Courtesy Reuters A destroyed railway bridge in Zaporozhye, January 21, 2015.
Valentyn Ogirenko / Courtesy Reuters A woman with a child walks past crosses with the names of victims who were killed in the shelling by pro-Russian rebels on January 24 in the port town of Mariupol, February 1, 2015.
Gleb Garanich / Courtesy Reuters An elderly woman feeds pigeons near her damaged house in Debaltseve, February 5, 2015.
Maksim Levin / Courtesy Reuters Local residents gather inside a bomb shelter in Debaltseve in the Donetsk region, January 30, 2015.
Maxim Shemetov / Courtesy Reuters Actors and employees of Donbass Opera Theatre watch a performance from backstage in Donetsk, December 13, 2014.
Antonio Bronic / Courtesy Reuters Nikolay Guseiynov, 30, applies make-up backstage at the Donetsk National Ukrainian Music and Drama Theatre, November 30, 2014.
Antonio Bronic / Courtesy Reuters Nastya Guseiynov, 28, poses in the Donetsk National Ukrainian Music and Drama Theatre, eastern Ukraine, November 30, 2014.
Maxim Shemetov / Courtesy Reuters Blacksmith Viktor Mikhalev makes handicrafts from the remains of ammunition, December 19, 2014.
Maxim Shemetov / Courtesy Reuters Mikhalev works in his shop, December 19, 2014.
Maxim Shemetov / Courtesy Reuters Mikhalev wears a metal crown made in the likeness of the Imperial Crown of Russia, December 19, 2014.

The Show Goes On in Donetsk

Life in a War Zone

Since the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, an estimated 5,000 people have been killed and one million internally displaced. Many eastern Ukrainians, however, have stayed put. And for them, life's routines continue. Actors and musicians at various theaters in Donetsk perform; artists use the war's remnants as inspiration; others simply go about their daily lives.

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