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Afghanistan Elections

Afghanistan Elections

India TV News Desk [ Published on: September 20, 2010 0:00 IST ]
  • Women polling agents wait for voters at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Women polling agents wait for voters at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • Afghan women crowd around polling officers as they wait to vote during the parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Afghan women crowd around polling officers as they wait to vote during the parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • A poll worker checks the identity card of a voter during the parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    A poll worker checks the identity card of a voter during the parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • Afghan women voters cast their ballots at a polling station as agents of candidates, right monitor the process in Kabul during country's parliamentary elections on Saturday Sept. 18, 2010. Men in traditional tunics and women covered in sky blue burqas trickled into polling centers to vote in Afghanistan's parliamentary election Saturday, as scattered insurgent attacks underscored the difficulty of trying to hold a vote in a country at war. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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    Afghan women voters cast their ballots at a polling station as agents of candidates, right monitor the process in Kabul during country's parliamentary elections on Saturday Sept. 18, 2010. Men in traditional tunics and women covered in sky blue burqas trickled into polling centers to vote in Afghanistan's parliamentary election Saturday, as scattered insurgent attacks underscored the difficulty of trying to hold a vote in a country at war. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

  • Women polling agents wait for counting of the ballot papers at a polling station during the parliamentary election in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. Afghans braved Taliban rockets and polling site bombings Saturday to vote for a new parliament in elections seen as a measure of the government's competence and commitment to democratic rule. It was the first nationwide balloting since a fraud marred presidential election last year undermined international support for President Hamid Karzai.(AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
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    Women polling agents wait for counting of the ballot papers at a polling station during the parliamentary election in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. Afghans braved Taliban rockets and polling site bombings Saturday to vote for a new parliament in elections seen as a measure of the government's competence and commitment to democratic rule. It was the first nationwide balloting since a fraud marred presidential election last year undermined international support for President Hamid Karzai.(AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

  • A Pashtun man looks up his desired candidate in the ballot paper as he waits in queue to vote during the parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept.18, 2010. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    A Pashtun man looks up his desired candidate in the ballot paper as he waits in queue to vote during the parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept.18, 2010. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • Pashtun men wait in queue to vote during the parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    Pashtun men wait in queue to vote during the parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • An elderly Pashtun man holds aloft his ink stained finger as he walks to collect the unmarked ballot paper to exercise his franchise during the parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    An elderly Pashtun man holds aloft his ink stained finger as he walks to collect the unmarked ballot paper to exercise his franchise during the parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • A motorcycle taxi driver waits for more commuters near posters of candidates contesting in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Kabul , Afghanistan, Thursday Sept. 16, 2010. A spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry urged citizens to trust in protection from Afghan and international security forces and go to the polls. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    A motorcycle taxi driver waits for more commuters near posters of candidates contesting in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Kabul , Afghanistan, Thursday Sept. 16, 2010. A spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry urged citizens to trust in protection from Afghan and international security forces and go to the polls. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • The eyes are cut off from the poster of a female candidate contesting in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday Sept. 16, 2010. A spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry urged citizens to trust in protection from Afghan and international security forces and go to the polls. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    The eyes are cut off from the poster of a female candidate contesting in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday Sept. 16, 2010. A spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry urged citizens to trust in protection from Afghan and international security forces and go to the polls. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • A woman leaves after casting her vote during the pariament elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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    A woman leaves after casting her vote during the pariament elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • Afghan doctors try to revive Abdul Manan, a candidate for the September Parliament elections,after he was shot, in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. On Saturday evening in Herat province, a candidate running for a seat in parliament was shot and killed as he was on his way to a mosque, said Lal Mohammad Omarzai, deputy governor of Shindand district. He said two men on a motorbike opened fire on the candidate, Abdul Manan died of his wounds. (AP Photo/Reza Shirmohammadi)
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    Afghan doctors try to revive Abdul Manan, a candidate for the September Parliament elections,after he was shot, in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. On Saturday evening in Herat province, a candidate running for a seat in parliament was shot and killed as he was on his way to a mosque, said Lal Mohammad Omarzai, deputy governor of Shindand district. He said two men on a motorbike opened fire on the candidate, Abdul Manan died of his wounds. (AP Photo/Reza Shirmohammadi)

  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai displays his inked finger after casting his vote, as he gives speeches to media at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. Polling stations formally opened for voting in Afghanistan's parliamentary election Saturday, though scattered rocket attacks struck in the early morning and Taliban insurgents managed to block at least a couple of stations from opening. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
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    Afghan President Hamid Karzai displays his inked finger after casting his vote, as he gives speeches to media at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. Polling stations formally opened for voting in Afghanistan's parliamentary election Saturday, though scattered rocket attacks struck in the early morning and Taliban insurgents managed to block at least a couple of stations from opening. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

  • Afghan women wait outside a polling station to cast their ballots for the parliamentary elections in Mazar e Sharif, Balkh province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. Afghans braved Taliban rockets and polling site bombings Saturday to vote for a new parliament in elections seen as a measure of the government's competence and commitment to democratic rule. It was the first nationwide balloting since a fraud marred presidential election last year undermined international support for President Hamid Karzai.The ink on the woman's finger is from traditional henna. (AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi)
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    Afghan women wait outside a polling station to cast their ballots for the parliamentary elections in Mazar e Sharif, Balkh province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. Afghans braved Taliban rockets and polling site bombings Saturday to vote for a new parliament in elections seen as a measure of the government's competence and commitment to democratic rule. It was the first nationwide balloting since a fraud marred presidential election last year undermined international support for President Hamid Karzai.The ink on the woman's finger is from traditional henna. (AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi)

  • Afghan police search a voter as he arrives to cast his ballot at a school used as a polling station in Kabul during the country's parliamentary elections on Saturday Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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    Afghan police search a voter as he arrives to cast his ballot at a school used as a polling station in Kabul during the country's parliamentary elections on Saturday Sept. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

  • Afghan police officers search vehicles and frisk passengers at a checkpoint in Mazar e Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Fears of violence hang over Saturday's elections. Taliban insurgents have waged a bloody campaign of murder and intimidation against candidates and election workers in hopes of sabotaging the polls for 249 seats in the lower house of parliament. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)
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    Afghan police officers search vehicles and frisk passengers at a checkpoint in Mazar e Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Fears of violence hang over Saturday's elections. Taliban insurgents have waged a bloody campaign of murder and intimidation against candidates and election workers in hopes of sabotaging the polls for 249 seats in the lower house of parliament. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

  • Election workers count votes at the regional counting center in Khost, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. Afghan election observers urged President Hamid Karzai's government on Monday to allow an independent investigation into reports of widespread fraud during weekend's parliamentary elections, including intimidation of voters and interference by powerful warlords. (AP Photo/Nishanuddin Khan)
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    Election workers count votes at the regional counting center in Khost, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. Afghan election observers urged President Hamid Karzai's government on Monday to allow an independent investigation into reports of widespread fraud during weekend's parliamentary elections, including intimidation of voters and interference by powerful warlords. (AP Photo/Nishanuddin Khan)

  • Afghan election workers unload ballot boxes from a truck at a warehouse of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. The main Afghan election observer group said it had serious concerns about the legitimacy of this weekend's parliamentary vote because of reported fraud, even as President Hamid Karzai commended the balloting as a solid success. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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    Afghan election workers unload ballot boxes from a truck at a warehouse of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. The main Afghan election observer group said it had serious concerns about the legitimacy of this weekend's parliamentary vote because of reported fraud, even as President Hamid Karzai commended the balloting as a solid success. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

  • A worker dismantles a poster of election candidate, as posters of two others are seen on the back ground two days after parliamentary election in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. The main Afghan election observer group said it had serious concerns about the legitimacy of this weekend's parliamentary vote because of reported fraud, even as President Hamid Karzai commended the balloting as a solid success. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
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    A worker dismantles a poster of election candidate, as posters of two others are seen on the back ground two days after parliamentary election in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. The main Afghan election observer group said it had serious concerns about the legitimacy of this weekend's parliamentary vote because of reported fraud, even as President Hamid Karzai commended the balloting as a solid success. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

  • Workers dismantle a poster of an election candidate in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, two days after parliamentary election. The main Afghan election observer group said it had serious concerns about the legitimacy of this weekend's parliamentary vote because of reported fraud, even as President Hamid Karzai commented the balloting as a solid success. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
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    Workers dismantle a poster of an election candidate in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, two days after parliamentary election. The main Afghan election observer group said it had serious concerns about the legitimacy of this weekend's parliamentary vote because of reported fraud, even as President Hamid Karzai commented the balloting as a solid success. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

  • Afghan election workers wait for vote count papers to feed the tally at Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Monday Sept. 20, 2010. Afghan officials started gathering and tallying results Sunday in a process that could last weeks if not months.(AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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    Afghan election workers wait for vote count papers to feed the tally at Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Monday Sept. 20, 2010. Afghan officials started gathering and tallying results Sunday in a process that could last weeks if not months.(AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)

  • Afghan election workers unload ballot boxes from a truck at a warehouse of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Monday Sept. 20, 2010. Afghan officials started gathering and tallying results Sunday in a process that could last weeks if not months.(AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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    Afghan election workers unload ballot boxes from a truck at a warehouse of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Monday Sept. 20, 2010. Afghan officials started gathering and tallying results Sunday in a process that could last weeks if not months.(AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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