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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police on Wednesday pulled back as protesters claimed victory after an overnight face-off in which authorities removed barricades and tents and scuffled with demonstrators occupying Kiev's main square.
Ten years after Volkswagen's legendary Beetle drove off into the sunset, the German carmaker's other main icon, the camper van, takes its leave from the world's automobile stage this month. In the vast firmament of the automobile industry, the camper van's star shines almost as brightly as that of the Beetle. The worldwide popularity of both vehicles helped VW become a global carmaker. It was the Beetle -- the Type 1 -- that gave birth to the company that is currently the world's third-biggest automaker.