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Brexit Referendum: U.K. Votes to Leave European Union in Historic Move

The result puts the EU into uncharted political and economic territory with far-reaching implications.
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A Union flag flies beside the London Eye in front of the Queen Elizabeth Tower and the Houses of Parliament in London on June 24, 2016.ROB STOTHARD / AFP - Getty Images

U.K. voters have backed quitting the European Union in a historic referendum.

The result triggered the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and put the EU into uncharted territory with far-reaching implications. It also sent the value of the British pound into free fall, triggering shockwaves across global financial markets Friday.