Crimea Parliament votes to join Russia

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Ukrainians and their supporters waving Ukrainian colors, is seen against an American flag during a rally in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 6, 2014, to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “invasion of Ukraine and aggression in the region.” President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that a referendum in 10 days on the future of a Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula would violate international law.