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Kerry in London for last-ditch Ukraine talks

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Top US diplomat John Kerry arrived in London on Friday on an 11th-hour mission to head off a possible Russian annexation of Crimea on the heels of a breakaway vote by the Ukrainian region. 

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague in Downing Street, London on March 14, 2014

With the clock ticking down to Crimea's referendum on Sunday, Kerry was to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov seeking to put the brakes on any moves by Russian President Vladimir Putin to swiftly annex the peninsula.

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