Ukraine regions hold sovereignty vote

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Members of election committee empty a ballot box after voting closed at a polling station in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Voters in two insurgent Ukrainian regions cast ballots Sunday on whether to declare their areas sovereign republics, a move denounced by the central government and likely to deepen the turmoil in the largely Russian-speaking east. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

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Ukrainian leader Oleksander Turchinov accused Russia of working to overthrow legitimate state power in Ukraine on Monday after pro-Russian rebels declared a resounding victory in rebel referendums on self-rule in eastern regions. (Reuters)

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