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AP PHOTOS: Soldiers take over base in Crimea

Wednesday - 3/19/2014, 5:56pm  ET

Pro-Russian self-defense force members get through an entrance to the Ukrainian Navy headquarters in Sevastopol, Crimea, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. An Associated Press photographer said several hundred militiamen took down the gate and made their way onto the base. They then raised the Russian flag in the square by the headquarters. The unarmed militia waited for an hour on the square before the move to storm the headquarters. Following the arrival of the commander of the Russian Black Sea fleet, the Crimeans took over the building. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)

The Associated Press

Several hundred Russian-speaking militiamen wearing uniforms with no identifying insignia met no resistance Wednesday as they took over the Ukrainian Navy's headquarters in Sevastopol, Crimea. Russia incorporated the strategic Crimean peninsula earlier this week.

Here are some images from the takeover of the base.

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