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Part of the crowd holding Kenyan flags cheer as Kenyan President arrives at the Nyayo National Stadium Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, during the 51st Madaraka Day or Independence from British Rule celebrations.

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Part of the crowd holding Kenyan flags cheer as Kenyan President arrives at the Nyayo National Stadium Nairobi, Kenya on Friday, during the 51st Madaraka Day or Independence from British Rule celebrations

Supporters from the "Yes" Campaign react as they sit in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland  on Friday

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Supporters from the “Yes” Campaign react as they sit in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond during a press conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence in the Scottish independence referendum. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 18, 2014. Scotland has rejected independence, despite the Yes campaign winning a majority in the largest city. While Glasgow voted in favour of independence, the margin of victory was not large enough to give Alex Salmond and his campaign the momentum they need.

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First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond during a press conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence in the Scottish independence referendum

Yes voter Duncan Thomson waits for the doors to open at St Martins Church hall polling station, as the people of Scotland take to the poles to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country, on September 18, 2014 in Renton, Scotland. After many months of campaigning, final opinion poles show the referendum result is still  too close to call.

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Yes voter Duncan Thomson waits for the doors to open at St Martins Church hall polling station in Renton, West Dunbartonshire, as the people of Scotland take to the polls to decide whether the country should become an independent nation

A Malaysian Muslim girl (L) walks near a...A Malaysian Muslim girl (L) walks near a painting of the country's first Prime Minister from independence in 1957, Tunku Abdul Rahman in Kuala Lumpur on August 26, 2014. Malaysia will marks its 57th National Day to commemorate the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British rule on August 31. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFANMOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

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A Malaysian girl walks near a painting of the country’s first Prime Minister from independence in 1957, Tunku Abdul Rahman in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia will marks its 57th National Day to commemorate the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British rule on August 31. 

An antique car drives down Main street during a July Fourth parade in the village of Barnstable, Massachusetts July 4, 2014. Barnstable, which is located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and was first settled in 1639, is celebrating its 375th anniversary in 2014.

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An antique car drives down Main street during a July Fourth parade in the village of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Barnstable, which is located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and was first settled in 1639, is celebrating its 375th anniversary

Traditional dancers perform at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on December 12, 2013 during celebrations marking half a century of independence from Britain. Kenyans marked 50 years of independence, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption, inequality and ethnic violence.

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Traditional dancers perform at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday, during celebrations marking half a century of independence from Britain

Papuan student takes part on a rally in Surabaya, East Java province, demanding the freedom of West Papua province. Papua declared independence from the Dutch in 1961, but neighbouring Indonesia took control of the region with force in 1963.

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A Papuan student takes part on a rally in Surabaya, East Java, demanding the freedom of West Papua province. Papua declared independence from the Dutch in 1961, but neighbouring Indonesia took control of the region with force in 1963.

Polish Army (Wojsko Polskie) soldiers are reflected in a puddle as they march during a rehearsal for a parade prior to the Polish 'Independence Day' celebrations, in Warsaw, Poland, 05 November 2013.

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Polish soldiers in Warsaw rehearse for a parade to mark National Independence Day on November 11

An Afghan National Army walks on Nader Khan Hill in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug, 19, 2013. Afghan officials mark the country s 94th independence day from Britain with a small military parade and folk festivals in the capital.

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An Afghan National Army soldier walks on Nader Khan Hill in Kabul, Afghanistan. Celebrations to mark the country’s 94th Independence Day from Britain include a small military parade and folk festivals in the capital on Monday