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A man kisses the Soviet Union flag in Simferopol's Lenin Square on Sunday. Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to break away from Ukraine and join Russia.

A man holding a Soviet era red flag salutes in front of the parliament building after the end of the referendum in Simferopol ON March 17.HANNIBAL HANSCHKE / EPA
Pro-Russian people celebrate in Lenin Square, in Simferopol, Ukraine on March 16. Fireworks exploded and Russian flags fluttered above jubilant crowds Sunday after residents in Crimea voted overwhelmingly to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.Vadim Ghirda / AP
A man holds a Soviet Union flag in Simferopol's Lenin Square on March 16.FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP - Getty Images