Tens of thousands of Croatians cheered the country's entry into the European Union at midnight Sunday as fireworks lit up the skies above Zagreb.
Croatians wave EU flags as they celebrate joining the European Union at Ban Jelesic square in Zagreb on June 30, 2013. Tens of thousands of Croatians cheered the historic moment at midnight Sunday, almost two decades after the former Yugoslav republic's bloody independence war ended.
It was a historic moment for the former Yugoslav republic, coming nearly two decades after it emerged from a bloody independence war in the 1990s.
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