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AP PHOTOS: In Ukraine, living in fear of death from above

A Ukrainian woman washes dishes in the basement of a building used as bomb shelter in Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Those in towns and villages near the front lines hide in basements from constant shelling, struggling to survive with no electricity or gas - and often no running water. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)

A black-and-white wedding photo lay among wood scraps and other debris in the aftermath of an airstrike in Kramatorsk, testament to happier times.

A woman in Kharkiv knelt next to her husband’s body, surrounded by a pool of blood after he was killed by shelling.

Another in Soledar washed dishes by the light of a single lamp in a basement used as a bomb shelter.

Scenes from Ukraine captured by AP photographers this week showed that more than three months into the conflict, especially in the war-torn east, residents live in a world where death comes from above.

Homes and buildings are in ruins in cities and towns, from Borodyanka, where a boy pedaled a toy vehicle in the shadow of shattered apartment blocks, to Mariupol, where children walked amid the rubble on a street.

Ukrainian servicemen sit in a bus after leaving Mariupol's besieged Azovstal steel plant near a penal colony in Olyonivka in territory under the Pro-Russian government of the Donetsk People's Republic, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo)

In Vilkhivka, near Kharkiv, a bomb lay unexploded in the grass next to a road.

In Povrovsk, a man wearing a bloody head bandage cupped his hands to his face in a hospital after he was wounded in a rocket attack.

And in Kramatorsk, a dog padded through a deserted central square, save for a gaggle of pigeons as air raid sirens blared.

A resident injured in a Russian strike sits at a hospital in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, on the day two rockets struck the eastern Ukrainian town in the Donetsk region. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Girls smile at the camera in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, May 23, 2022, amid the 3-month-old Russian invasion. Even in regions out of the range of the heavy guns, frequent air raid sirens wail as a constant reminder that a Russian missile can strike at any time. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

A dog walks among pigeons in a mostly deserted central Myru square as an air raid siren wails, a warning that a Russian missile could strike at any time, in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, Monday, May 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

A wedding photograph lies among rubble from a Russian strike earlier in the war in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

A woman is evacuated from her home by volunteers from the Vostok SOS charitable organization in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, May 26, 2022, as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

In this photo provided by Azov Special Forces Regiment of the Ukrainian National Guard Press Office, Ukrainian soldiers live inside the ruined Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, May 7, 2022. For nearly three months, Azovstal's garrison clung on amid the tunnels and bunkers under the ruins of the labyrinthine mill where a Ukrainian soldier-photographer documented the events before becoming a prisoner of the Russians. (Dmytro Kozatsky/Azov Special Forces Regiment of the Ukrainian National Guard Press Office via AP)

Captured Russian soldiers Alexander Alexeevich Ivanov and Alexander Vladimirovich Bobykin, right, leave the courtroom after their trial, accused of war crimes in Ukraine, in Kotelva, northeastern Ukraine, Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

A woman holds a child outside her family's heavily damaged house after a Russian strike in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, on the day two rockets struck the eastern Ukrainian town in the Donetsk region. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Captured Russian Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin stands after a Ukrainian court sentenced him to life in prison in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, May 23, 2022. The court sentenced the 21-year-old soldier for killing a Ukrainian civilian, in the first war crimes trial held since Russia's invasion. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Valeria cleans the bench outside her heavily damaged house, behind, after a Russian strike in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, after two rockets struck this town in the Donetsk region. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Magnets showing Russian President Vladimin Putin as The Godfather and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as Captain America are for sale in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, May 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Russian troops guard an entrance of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Station, a run-of-the-river power plant on the Dnieper River in Kherson region, southern Ukraine, Friday, May 20, 2022, during a trip organized by the Russian Ministry of Defense. The Kherson region has been under control of the Russian forces since the early days of the Russian military action in Ukraine. (AP Photo)

An unexploded projectile protrudes from the side of the street in the town of Vilkhivka, on the outskirts of Kharkiv, in eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

A Ukrainian woman peers through a bus window as civilians evacuate Soledar in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)

People buy cigarettes and bread from a vender in the village of Staryi Saltiv, east Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, May 20, 2022. The village formerly occupied by Russian forces is back under Ukrainian control, albeit very close to the front line and under constant shelling. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

People look at a destroyed Russian tank placed at Mykhailivs'ka Square in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, May 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

With sandbags covering the window, hospital patients rest at Pokrovsk Hospital in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, May 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

The photo of a Ukrainian soldier who died during Russia's invasion decorates his tomb at Bucha cemetery on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Children walk amid destroyed buildings in Mariupol which is Russian control in eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (AP Photo)

Dina walks out of her home ruined by shelling in Horenka on the the outskirts Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Liudmyla Voronina opens a skylight window on the roof of her home damaged by attacks in Irpin on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, May 26, 2022. Voronina now lives alone here, fearing new attacks or that the roof will fall, after her son and grandchildren left because they didn't consider it safe for them. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

A boy plays in front of houses destroyed by shelling in Borodyanka, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

The body of a Russian soldier lies inside a henhouse in Vilkhivka on the outskirts of Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Elena kneels over the body of her husband Alexey after he died during shelling at the subway in Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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