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Thousands of Irish citizens across the world have been flying back home to vote in the referendum on whether to remove the near total abortion ban from their constitution.

On Friday 25 May, Irish citizens can vote on whether to repeal the country's Eighth Amendment, that states the unborn foetus' life is equal to the mother's, effectively banning abortion.

Citizens have to vote on the referendum in Ireland, so many are flying home from across the world to make their voices heard.

People have been sharing their posts to social media, with the hashtag #RepealThe8th, as well as #HomeToVote, documenting the journeys they've taken.

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