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An unidentified armed man patrols a square in front of the airport in Simferopol, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.  Dozens of armed men in military uniforms without markings occupied the airport in the capital of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region early Friday. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

An unidentified armed man patrols a square in front of the airport in Simferopol, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Dozens of armed men in military uniforms without markings occupied the airport in the capital of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region early Friday. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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