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Crimeans vote over 90 percent to quit Ukraine for Russia

People celebrate and wave Russian flags as the preliminary results of today's referendum are announced in the Crimean city of Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

People celebrate and wave Russian flags as the preliminary results of today's referendum are announced in the Crimean city of Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

People celebrate and wave Russian flags as the preliminary results of today's referendum are announced in the Crimean city of Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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People celebrate as they wait for the announcement of preliminary results of today's referendum in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

People celebrate as they wait for the announcement of preliminary results of today's referendum in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

People celebrate as they wait for the announcement of preliminary results of today's referendum in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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People celebrate as the preliminary results of today's referendum are announced in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

People celebrate as the preliminary results of today's referendum are announced in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

People celebrate as the preliminary results of today's referendum are announced in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A woman holds a Russian flag as she casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A woman holds a Russian flag as she casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A woman holds a Russian flag as she casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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A child holds the ballot of his mother during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A child holds the ballot of his mother during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A child holds the ballot of his mother during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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A woman casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A woman casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A woman casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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An election official watches voting in a referendum at a polling station in Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

An election official watches voting in a referendum at a polling station in Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

An election official watches voting in a referendum at a polling station in Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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Riot police stand guard in front of a regional government building during a pro-Russian rally in Kharkiv March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dmitry Neymyrok

Riot police stand guard in front of a regional government building during a pro-Russian rally in Kharkiv March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dmitry Neymyrok

Riot police stand guard in front of a regional government building during a pro-Russian rally in Kharkiv March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dmitry Neymyrok
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An election official carries a mobile ballot box at a house during voting in a referendum at the village of Pionerskoye in Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

An election official carries a mobile ballot box at a house during voting in a referendum at the village of Pionerskoye in Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

An election official carries a mobile ballot box at a house during voting in a referendum at the village of Pionerskoye in Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A child holds the ballot of his mother during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A child holds the ballot of his mother during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A child holds the ballot of his mother during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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An armed man, believed to be Russian serviceman, stands guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol March 16, 2014. . REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An armed man, believed to be Russian serviceman, stands guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol March 16, 2014. . REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An armed man, believed to be Russian serviceman, stands guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol March 16, 2014. . REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A woman leaves the booth to casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A woman leaves the booth to casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A woman leaves the booth to casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Demonstrators take part in a pro-Russian rally in Odessa March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yevgeny Volokin

Demonstrators take part in a pro-Russian rally in Odessa March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yevgeny Volokin

Demonstrators take part in a pro-Russian rally in Odessa March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yevgeny Volokin
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A woman casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A woman casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A woman casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Bakhchisaray March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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People listen to a concert before the announcement of preliminary results of today's referendum on Lenin Square in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People listen to a concert before the announcement of preliminary results of today's referendum on Lenin Square in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

People listen to a concert before the announcement of preliminary results of today's referendum on Lenin Square in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Participants hold flags of different countries as they take part in an anti-war rally at Independence Square in Kiev March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Kuzmin

Participants hold flags of different countries as they take part in an anti-war rally at Independence Square in Kiev March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Kuzmin

Participants hold flags of different countries as they take part in an anti-war rally at Independence Square in Kiev March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Kuzmin
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A woman casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A woman casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A woman casts her ballot during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Officials open a package with ballots during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Officials open a package with ballots during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Officials open a package with ballots during the referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov (C) leaves after casting his ballot during voting in a referendum at a polling station in Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov (C) leaves after casting his ballot during voting in a referendum at a polling station in Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov (C) leaves after casting his ballot during voting in a referendum at a polling station in Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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A woman holds a Russian flag as she prepares to cast her ballot during a referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A woman holds a Russian flag as she prepares to cast her ballot during a referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A woman holds a Russian flag as she prepares to cast her ballot during a referendum on the status of Ukraine's Crimea region at a polling station in Sevastopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A man approaches a ballot box to cast his vote in a referendum at a polling station in Dobroye outside Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A man approaches a ballot box to cast his vote in a referendum at a polling station in Dobroye outside Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A man approaches a ballot box to cast his vote in a referendum at a polling station in Dobroye outside Simferopol March 16, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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