The photographer: Mica Gaard of Davis, who is teaching in Kyiv for two years
Behind the lens: Recently, Ukraine celebrated its Independence Day with festivals throughout the capitol city of Kyiv. Outside the central Maidan Square, people donned vyshivanki (traditional outfits) to walk in the sixth annual Parade of Embroidery. Music and chanting filled the streets as participants and onlookers moved together down the cobblestone streets of Saint Andrew’s Descent.
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