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The Euro sculpture, in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, shrouded in smoke from a fire started by activists of the Occupy Frankfurt movement, Nov. 3, 2011.

“It's not great, but it's legal.”

Zoran Milanović, Croatia’s new prime minister, after two-thirds of citizens backed joining the European Union – albeit on a low turnout of 43 percent. The yes vote will take the debt crisis-embroiled E.U. to 28 members in July, 2013. The Economist‘s view of the referendum: “Croatia may have squeaked in just as the door is closing.”

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