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Crimea to vote on joining Russia, Moscow wields U.N. veto

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An election commission official installs a Crimean flag during preparations for a referendum at the polling station in Simferopol March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

An election commission official installs a Crimean flag during preparations for a referendum at the polling station in Simferopol March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Pro-Russian demonstrators take part in a rally in Donetsk March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Pro-Russian demonstrators take part in a rally in Donetsk March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, (2nd L) talks to Britain's ambassador to the United Nations, Mark Lyall Grant, (2nd R) during a U.N. Security Council meeting regarding the Ukrainian crisis, in New York March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, (2nd L) talks to Britain's ambassador to the United Nations, Mark Lyall Grant, (2nd R) during a U.N. Security Council meeting regarding the Ukrainian crisis, in New York March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Pro-Russian demonstrators scuffle with police during a rally in Donetsk March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Pro-Russian demonstrators scuffle with police during a rally in Donetsk March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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A vote regarding the Ukrainian crisis is taken at the U.N. Security Council in New York March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A vote regarding the Ukrainian crisis is taken at the U.N. Security Council in New York March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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An election commission official carries a polling box during preparations for a referendum at the polling station in the Crimean town of Simferopol March 15, 2014.. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

An election commission official carries a polling box during preparations for a referendum at the polling station in the Crimean town of Simferopol March 15, 2014.. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Ukrainian servicemen stand guard at a check point near the village of Salkovo in Kherson region, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian servicemen stand guard at a check point near the village of Salkovo in Kherson region, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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A Ukrainian serviceman guards a check point near the village of Salkovo in Kherson region, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A Ukrainian serviceman guards a check point near the village of Salkovo in Kherson region, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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A vote regarding the Ukrainian crisis is taken at the U.N. Security Council in New York March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

A vote regarding the Ukrainian crisis is taken at the U.N. Security Council in New York March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Pro-Russian demonstrators receive Russian flags during a rally in Donetsk March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Pro-Russian demonstrators receive Russian flags during a rally in Donetsk March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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People stand under a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin during a pro-Russia protest in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People stand under a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin during a pro-Russia protest in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A man looks at Russian ships in Sevastopol, Crimea, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A man looks at Russian ships in Sevastopol, Crimea, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Ukrainian servicemen walk towards a truck at a check point near the village of Chongar in Kherson region, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian servicemen walk towards a truck at a check point near the village of Chongar in Kherson region, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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A Ukrainian serviceman stands guard near a check point outside the village of Chongar in Kherson region, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

A Ukrainian serviceman stands guard near a check point outside the village of Chongar in Kherson region, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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An election commission official takes part in the preparations for a referendum at the polling station in the Crimean town of Simferopol March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

An election commission official takes part in the preparations for a referendum at the polling station in the Crimean town of Simferopol March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Ukrainian servicemen drive armoured vehicles past trucks near the village of Chongar in Kherson region, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian servicemen drive armoured vehicles past trucks near the village of Chongar in Kherson region, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
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Election commission officials count ballots ahead of a referendum at the polling station in the Crimean town of Simferopol March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Election commission officials count ballots ahead of a referendum at the polling station in the Crimean town of Simferopol March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Pro-Russian supporters take part in a rally in Sevastopol, Crimea, March 15, 2014.REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Pro-Russian supporters take part in a rally in Sevastopol, Crimea, March 15, 2014.REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A man attends a pro-Russian rally on the eve of a referendum in Simferopol, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A man attends a pro-Russian rally on the eve of a referendum in Simferopol, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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A woman feeds a pigeon near a monument displaying a Soviet-era tank on the eve of a referendum in Simferopol, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A woman feeds a pigeon near a monument displaying a Soviet-era tank on the eve of a referendum in Simferopol, March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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People take part in an anti-war procession and a rally in Moscow March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People take part in an anti-war procession and a rally in Moscow March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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