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European stocks mostly slide before Crimea referendum

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European equities mostly slid Friday as investors fretted over this weekend's referendum in Crimea on the peninsula's bid to break away from Ukraine and join Russia. 

A broker monitors market movements as a television highlights a 'Markets Crisis' at the BGC Partners firm in London, on August 5, 2011

The downbeat performance capped a weak of losses as markets were spooked also by mounting worries over an economic slowdown in China.

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