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Afghanistan's Presidential Campaign Signs

The campaign for Afghanistan's April 5 presidential election has gotten under way. Colorful signs, billboards, and posters have gone up around the country. Eleven candidates are vying to succeed President Hamid Karzai. (Photos by RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan, Sabawoon)

Former mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf is promising to strengthen the rule of law and to fight corruption.
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Former mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf is promising to strengthen the rule of law and to fight corruption.

A fruit vendor's stall in the eastern city of Jalalabad is decorated with campaign posters belonging to presidential candidate Gul Agha Sherzai.
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A fruit vendor's stall in the eastern city of Jalalabad is decorated with campaign posters belonging to presidential candidate Gul Agha Sherzai.

Former Afghan Defense Minister General Abdul Rahim Wardak displays his military background to lure voters.
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Former Afghan Defense Minister General Abdul Rahim Wardak displays his military background to lure voters.

A poster touting the candidacy of former mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf.
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A poster touting the candidacy of former mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf.

Posters glued to concrete barriers in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Posters glued to concrete barriers in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Former finance minister and World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai promises a self-sufficient Afghanistan.
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Former finance minister and World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai promises a self-sufficient Afghanistan.

A campaign poster for the candidate Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister.
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A campaign poster for the candidate Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister.

Former Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah promises reforms.
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Former Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah promises reforms.

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