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An old Kosovo Albanians waits for a rally for an immediate declaration of independence on December 10, 2007 in Pristina, Kosovo province, Serbia. Several thousand Kosovo Albanian youths demonstrated in Kosovo's capital to press their leaders to follow through with promises for statehood which the ethnic Albanian majority has been demanding since a brutal Serbian crackdown in 1999. Kosovo's leaders said Monday they would start immediate talks on independence from Serbia and EU nations backed their cause as a UN deadline ended for a negotiated settlement. By Carsten Koall/Getty Images.

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