AP PHOTOS: Soldiers take over base in Crimea

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Photo - Crimean pro-Russian self-defense forces open a gate to the territory of the Ukrainian navy headquarters in Sevastopol, Crimea, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Crimea's self-defense forces on Wednesday stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, taking possession without resistance a day after Russia signed a treaty with local authorities to annex the region.  (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)
Crimean pro-Russian self-defense forces open a gate to the territory of the Ukrainian navy headquarters in Sevastopol, Crimea, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Crimea's self-defense forces on Wednesday stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, taking possession without resistance a day after Russia signed a treaty with local authorities to annex the region. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)
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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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