Residents of the Falkland Islands on Sunday voted in a referendum intended to show the world that they want to stay British amid increasingly bellicose claims by Argentina.
Falkland Islander Sam Davies pictured on March 7, 2013 in Port Stanley, beside posters calling to vote 'YES' to remain British in the referendum. In a move instigated by residents themselves, 1,672 eligible voters are being asked whether they want the Falklands to remain an internally self-governing British overseas territory.
Buenos Aires has dismissed the vote as meaningless, but witnesses reported up to 90 people waiting in the rain to vote at the single polling station in the capital Stanley an hour after it opened.
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