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Pro-Russian activists cheers during voting in the regional government building in Donetsk April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Mikhail Maslovsky

Pro-Russian activists cheers during voting in the regional government building in Donetsk April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Mikhail Maslovsky

Pro-Russian activists cheers during voting in the regional government building in Donetsk April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Mikhail Maslovsky
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Pro-Russian activists applaud during voting in the regional government building in Donetsk April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Mikhail Maslovsky

Pro-Russian activists applaud during voting in the regional government building in Donetsk April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Mikhail Maslovsky

Pro-Russian activists applaud during voting in the regional government building in Donetsk April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Mikhail Maslovsky
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Pro-Russian protesters gather outside the regional administrative building, with automobile tyres seen in the foreground, in the eastern city of Kharkiv April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Pro-Russian protesters gather outside the regional administrative building, with automobile tyres seen in the foreground, in the eastern city of Kharkiv April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Pro-Russian protesters gather outside the regional administrative building, with automobile tyres seen in the foreground, in the eastern city of Kharkiv April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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A member of a pro-Russian self-defence unit walks past street musicians in the Crimean city of Simferopol April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A member of a pro-Russian self-defence unit walks past street musicians in the Crimean city of Simferopol April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A member of a pro-Russian self-defence unit walks past street musicians in the Crimean city of Simferopol April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Members of pro-Russian self-defence units gather in the Crimean city of Simferopol April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Members of pro-Russian self-defence units gather in the Crimean city of Simferopol April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Members of pro-Russian self-defence units gather in the Crimean city of Simferopol April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Members of pro-Russian self-defence units gather in the Crimean city of Simferopol April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Members of pro-Russian self-defence units gather in the Crimean city of Simferopol April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Members of pro-Russian self-defence units gather in the Crimean city of Simferopol April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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People stand in a line to apply for Russian passports outside a local residents' registration office in the Crimean city of Simferopol April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People stand in a line to apply for Russian passports outside a local residents' registration office in the Crimean city of Simferopol April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People stand in a line to apply for Russian passports outside a local residents' registration office in the Crimean city of Simferopol April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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