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Afghan Voters Go To Polls In Presidential Election

Voting has begun in Afghanistan's presidential election, which will mark the first democratic transfer of power since the country was tipped into chaos by the fall of the hard-line Islamist Taliban regime in 2001. Amid fears of violence and insecurity, thousands of Afghans lined up at polling centers from early morning to cast their ballots. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)

Afghan men wait for to enter a polling center and cast their votes in presidential and provincial-council elections in Kabul on April 5.
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Afghan men wait for to enter a polling center and cast their votes in presidential and provincial-council elections in Kabul on April 5.

Voters line up in Kabul.
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Voters line up in Kabul.

Kabul
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Kabul

Voters in Kabul
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Voters in Kabul

Kabul
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Kabul

Konduz Province
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Konduz Province

Konduz Province
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Konduz Province

Konduz Province
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Konduz Province

Balkh Province
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Balkh Province

Kandahar
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Kandahar

Kandahar
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Kandahar

Kandahar
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Kandahar

Kandahar
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Kandahar

Khost
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Khost

Kabul
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Kabul

Workers with the Afghan Independent Election Commission count ballots at a polling station for the presidential elections in Kandahar on April 5.
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Workers with the Afghan Independent Election Commission count ballots at a polling station for the presidential elections in Kandahar on April 5.

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