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50,000 rally in Moscow against Crimea intervention

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Around 50,000 people rallied in central Moscow Saturday in protest at Russia's intervention in Ukraine, a day before the Crimean peninsula votes on switching to Kremlin rule. 

Protesters carry Ukrainian and Russian flags in Moscow, on March 15, 2014, during a rally against Russia's recent intervention in Crimea

Waving both Ukrainian and Russian flags and shouting slogans heard during the anti-government protests in Kiev, the demonstrators urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull troops back from a Cold War-style confrontation.

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