Election commission officials wait for a bus to deliver ballots for an upcoming referendum in the Crimean town of Simferopol March 15, 2014. Pro-Russian leaders in Crimea made final preparations on ... more 
Election commission officials wait for a bus to deliver ballots for an upcoming referendum in the Crimean town of Simferopol March 15, 2014. Pro-Russian leaders in Crimea made final preparations on Saturday for the referendum widely expected to transfer control of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine to Moscow, despite the threat of sanctions and condemnation from Western governments. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ELECTIONS) less 
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