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Score: sex boom in Kiev expected ahead of Euro 2012

Ukraine is increasingly becoming known as a destination for sex tourism, and with thousands of football fans pouring in next month for the Euro 2012 tournament, those in the industry expect to do a roaring trade. NGOs are working to ensure that prostitutes can take on the extra work safely, but some believe that their safety is being compromised by police efforts to clear the streets and improve Ukraine's image.

By Gulliver CRAGG

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