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Kurds vote in independence referendum

A woman shows her ink-stained finger during Kurds independence referendum in Halabja, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A woman shows her ink-stained finger during Kurds independence referendum in Halabja, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A woman shows her ink-stained finger during Kurds independence referendum in Halabja, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Peshmerga fighters arrive to vote near Kurdish frontlines during the Kurds' independence referendum in Sheikh Amir, Iraq. REUTERS/Marius Bosch

Peshmerga fighters arrive to vote near Kurdish frontlines during the Kurds' independence referendum in Sheikh Amir, Iraq. REUTERS/Marius Bosch

Peshmerga fighters arrive to vote near Kurdish frontlines during the Kurds' independence referendum in Sheikh Amir, Iraq. REUTERS/Marius Bosch
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Kurdish women show their ink-stained fingers during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. 

REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Kurdish women show their ink-stained fingers during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Kurdish women show their ink-stained fingers during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A man arrives to cast his vote during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A man arrives to cast his vote during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A man arrives to cast his vote during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A woman casts her vote during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A woman casts her vote during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A woman casts her vote during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A man shows his ink-stained finger during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. 

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A man shows his ink-stained finger during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A man shows his ink-stained finger during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Kurdish people attend a rally to show their support for the independence referendum in Duhuk, Iraq. 

REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Kurdish people attend a rally to show their support for the independence referendum in Duhuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Kurdish people attend a rally to show their support for the independence referendum in Duhuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani casts his vote during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. 

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Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani casts his vote during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani casts his vote during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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A boy carries the Kurdish flag to show his support for the  independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. 

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A boy carries the Kurdish flag to show his support for the independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A boy carries the Kurdish flag to show his support for the independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Kurds celebrate during their independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. 



REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Kurds celebrate during their independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Kurds celebrate during their independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A man casts his vote during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. 


REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A man casts his vote during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A man casts his vote during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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People look for their names on the lists at a polling station, during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. 


REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

People look for their names on the lists at a polling station, during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

People look for their names on the lists at a polling station, during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A woman shows her ink-stained finger during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. 



REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A woman shows her ink-stained finger during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A woman shows her ink-stained finger during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A Peshmarga woman offers sweets at a polling station during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A Peshmarga woman offers sweets at a polling station during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A Peshmarga woman offers sweets at a polling station during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Displaced women from the Yazidi minority arrive to vote during their independence referendum at a refugee camp on the outskert of Duhok, Iraq. 


REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Displaced women from the Yazidi minority arrive to vote during their independence referendum at a refugee camp on the outskert of Duhok, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Displaced women from the Yazidi minority arrive to vote during their independence referendum at a refugee camp on the outskert of Duhok, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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Supporters of the Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) gather during a rally in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Supporters of the Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) gather during a rally in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Supporters of the Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) gather during a rally in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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A woman arrives to vote during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A woman arrives to vote during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A woman arrives to vote during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Kurdish security men inspect people during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Kurdish security men inspect people during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Kurdish security men inspect people during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Supporters of the Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) wave party flags during a rally in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

Supporters of the Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) wave party flags during a rally in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

Supporters of the Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) wave party flags during a rally in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar
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A man arrives to vote during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A man arrives to vote during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A man arrives to vote during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A policeman casts his vote during Kurds independence referendum in Duhok, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

A policeman casts his vote during Kurds independence referendum in Duhok, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

A policeman casts his vote during Kurds independence referendum in Duhok, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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People queue outside a polling station to cast their vote during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

People queue outside a polling station to cast their vote during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

People queue outside a polling station to cast their vote during Kurds independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A member of Peshmerga forces stains his finger with ink during Kurds independence referendum in Sheikh Amir village, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

A member of Peshmerga forces stains his finger with ink during Kurds independence referendum in Sheikh Amir village, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

A member of Peshmerga forces stains his finger with ink during Kurds independence referendum in Sheikh Amir village, Iraq. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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A Kurdish man holds an Israeli and Kurdish flags during a rally to show their support for the upcoming September 25th independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A Kurdish man holds an Israeli and Kurdish flags during a rally to show their support for the upcoming September 25th independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A Kurdish man holds an Israeli and Kurdish flags during a rally to show their support for the upcoming September 25th independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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People attend a demonstration in support of the referendum for independence of Kurdish Iraq in front of the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

People attend a demonstration in support of the referendum for independence of Kurdish Iraq in front of the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

People attend a demonstration in support of the referendum for independence of Kurdish Iraq in front of the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy
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