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SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 16: People vote inside a polling station on March 16, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Crimeans go to the polls today in a vote that which will decide whether the peninsular should secede from mainland Ukraine. The referendum, which has been dismissed as illegal by the West, follows the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych by pro-Western and nationalist protesters. As the standoff between pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian military continues in the Crimean peninsula, world leaders are continuing to push for a diplomatic solution to the escalating situation.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
SIMFEROPOL, UKRAINE - MARCH 16: People vote inside a polling station on March 16, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. Crimeans go to the polls today in a vote that which will decide whether the peninsular should secede from mainland Ukraine. The referendum, which has been dismissed as illegal by the West, follows the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych by pro-Western and nationalist protesters. As the standoff between pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian military continues in the Crimean peninsula, world leaders are continuing to push for a diplomatic solution to the escalating situation.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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