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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Crimeans decisively vote for secession

Artists of the Russian Black Sea fleet dance and music groups perform for pro-Russian people celebrating in Lenin Square, in Simferopol, Ukraine, Sunday, March 16, 2014. Polls have closed in Crimea's contentious referendum on seceding from Ukraine and seeking annexation by Russia. The vote, unrecognized both by the Ukrainian government and the West, was held Sunday as Russian flags fluttered in the breeze and retirees grew weepy at the thought of reuniting with Russia.