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Putin, Crimea leaders sign treaty on region joining Russia

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President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a treaty with the leaders of Crimea on the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula becoming part of Russia, state television showed. 

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (2R), Crimea's PM Sergei Aksyonov (L) and parliament speaker Vladimir Konstantionov (2L), and Sevastopol's mayor Alexei Chaly (R) sign a treaty on the region becoming part of Russia, in Moscow on March 18, 2014

Putin signed the treaty with Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov and other Crimean leaders at a ceremony at the Kremlin attended by both houses of parliament.

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