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Georgians Go To The Polls

Georgians went to the polls on October 1 to vote in key parliamentary elections that will shape the country's political course once its powerful president, Mikheil Saakashvili, steps down next year after nearly a decade in office.

A supporter of the ruling United National Movement party rides a scooter in Tbilisi.
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A supporter of the ruling United National Movement party rides a scooter in Tbilisi.

Inmates wait before receiving their ballots at a polling station in Tbilisi's Gldani Prison No. 8.
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Inmates wait before receiving their ballots at a polling station in Tbilisi's Gldani Prison No. 8.

U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland watches the voting.
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U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland watches the voting.

A polling station in Tbilisi.
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A polling station in Tbilisi.

A polling station in Tbilisi.
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A polling station in Tbilisi.

An election official checks a voter's fingers for invisible ink at a polling station in the village of Sartichala.
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An election official checks a voter's fingers for invisible ink at a polling station in the village of Sartichala.

A polling station in Tbilisi.
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A polling station in Tbilisi.

Observers line up in front of a wall, while a voter casts his ballot, at a polling station in Tbilisi.
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Observers line up in front of a wall, while a voter casts his ballot, at a polling station in Tbilisi.

A polling station in Tbilisi.
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A polling station in Tbilisi.

 A polling station in Gori.
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 A polling station in Gori.

A polling station in Gori.
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A polling station in Gori.

A man leaves an election booth at a polling station in Tbilisi.
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A man leaves an election booth at a polling station in Tbilisi.

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