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Underpass serves as dance hall for Ukrainian retirees

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Mykola Milevsky, 75, left, and Natalia Stolyarenko, 58, stand in their apartment as they prepare to attend an amateur dance gathering in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 24.

The dance gathering for pensioners has taken place every Saturday and Sunday for about 20 years in an underpass near a city center metro station in Kiev, Ukraine, where city authorities have allowed the group to meet, as it cannot afford to rent a location. For the gathering's attendees, it is one of the few opportunities to meet and socialize. A few couples have met through the event, and several have settled down to live with each other. Milevsky and Stolyarenko are one of those couples and have lived together for more than four years.

Gleb Garanich / Reuters

Gleb Garanich / Reuters

Gleb Garanich / Reuters

A couple hug as Mykola Milevsky and Natalia Stolyarenko dance.