Anti-war procession in Moscow

epa04126704 People take part in an anti-war rally in protest against the Russian military actions in Ukraine, during a demonstration in Moscow, Russia, 15 March 2014. The Moscow-leaning Crimea region is due to hold a referendum on 16 March on whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, with observers fearing worsening violence on the peninsula ahead of the vote. Hopes for a diplomatic solution to the crisis faded on 14 March after six-hour talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov ended with ‘no common vision’, as Lavrov put it. EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV