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Scotland's voters arrive at polling places in Edinburgh on Thursday to decide whether or not the country will terminate its 307-year-old union with England and become a newly independent state.

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A man talking on a phone walks past images of Scots inventor Alexander Graham Bell and Scots doctor Marie Stopes outside the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The land that gave the world haggis and tartan has produced so much more, from golf and television to Dolly the Sheep and "Grand Theft Auto." If Scotland splits from Britain after a referendum this week, it can stake a claim to inventions that transformed modern life, from surgical anesthetic and penicillin to television, the telephone and even the flush toilet. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Scotland Freedom Threatens U.K. Security Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Vote Yes and No supporters exchange views at the Grassmarket in Edinburgh (inset) ahead of the Scottish independence referendum, which will take place Sept. 18 to determine if Scotland will secede from the United Kingdom. (associated press photographs)

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A "Yes" sign is displayed in a llama field in Jedburgh, Scotland. The British government plans to offer more financial autonomy as polls predict a very close vote on Scottish independence. (associated press)

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Nigeria's Uche Nwofor, centre, celebrates with team mates after he scores a goal during the international friendly soccer match between Nigeria and Scotland at Craven Cottage Stadium in London, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew, second right, celebrates after scoring a goal during the international friendly soccer match between Nigeria and Scotland at Craven Cottage Stadium in London, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Nigeria will be in Group F in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Nigeria's Michael Uchebo, second left, scores a goal during the international friendly soccer match between Nigeria and Scotland at Craven Cottage Stadium in London, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Catriona Matthew of Scotland hits her tee shot on the fourth hole in the final round of the Airbus LPGA Classic golf tournament at Magnolia Grove on Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/G.M. Andrews)