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Scottish Teens Proud, Passionate About Voting

School pupils joke with each other as they leave a polling station, as anyone aged over 16 can vote in the Scottish independence referendum, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.  Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
School pupils joke with each other as they leave a polling station, as anyone aged over 16 can vote in the Scottish independence referendum, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

EDINBURGH, Scotland— They arrived before polling stations even opened, dressed for the school day in striped ties and blazers, dress slacks and tartan skirts, book...




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