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Libyan Voters Cast Ballots in Benghazi
Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

June 25, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Libyans vote at a polling station in al-Horiya Elementary School in downtown Benghazi.
Libyans are voting in the country's second parliamentary elections since the fall of the Muammar Ghadaffi in 2011.

More than 1,600 candidates are competing in these elections, 131 of whom are women.

Interviews:

Ibrahim, Voter:
“Thank God, this is the first time we feel real democracy for the election and the polling stations. May God send peace to our country and people”.

Abu Anas, Voter:
“Until now there is no huge crowd but I expect it to increase with time. We wish for good things in this country, some people are hesitant and they do not want to vote due to the general situation. They [the government] did not give the people a time period, it was only a month, so people did not have time to think and decide and ask about the candidates”.

Aisha, Voter:
“May God protect our country and the election go the right way. [May we] vote for the best person, who will be loyal and able to manage this country”.

Mustafa, Voter: “In this election we pray to God to help the new parliament members and to not run the country the same way the former parliament members did. I hope they keep in mind the faith the population has in them. For the current parliament members, their goal must be Libya only”.

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Libya Election: Voters Cast Ballots i...
Benghazi, Libya
By Mohammad Salama
24 Jun 2014

June 25, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Libyans vote at a polling station in al-Horiya Elementary School in downtown Benghazi.
Libyans are voting in the country's second parliamentary elections since the fall of the Muammar Ghadaffi in 2011.

More than 1,600 candidates are competing in these elections, 131 of whom are women.

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Election Day in Pakistan 2013
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By U.S. Editor
10 May 2013

Pakistan celebrated its first General Parliamentary Elections on May 11th, 2013.

The elections are the first civilian transfer of power following the five year term of a democratically elected government.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 5 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A man gets his ballot papers from an election official in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Rawalpindi , Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

An election official verifies a voter's I.D before issuing him his ballot.

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Election Day in Pakistan (2 0f 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Men standing in line at at a polling station waiting to vote on Pakistan's election day.

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Pakistan's General Elections 2013 ( 1...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A Pakistani woman casts her vote at a polling station on May 11, 2013 in the Old City of Lahore, Pakistan.

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Lahroe, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

Pakistani residents line up to cast their vote at a polling station in the village of Wagah on the outskirts of Lahore on May 11, 2013.

Pakistanis awaited to vote in these historical elections defying Taliban attacks to cast their ballots marking a historic democratic transition. A little less then half of the registered voters are women.

More than 86 million people are eligible to vote for the 342-member national assembly and four provincial assemblies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan.

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Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A Pakistani woman shows her ink-stained thumb after casting her ballot at a polling station in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Defying the danger of militant attacks, Pakistanis streamed to the polls Saturday for a historic vote pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister and an unpopular incumbent

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Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A Pakistani woman shows her ink-stained thumb after casting her ballot at a polling station in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Defying the danger of militant attacks, Pakistanis streamed to the polls Saturday for a historic vote pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister and an unpopular incumbent.

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Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A Pakistani man shows his ink-stained thumb after casting his ballot at a polling station in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Defying the danger of militant attacks, Pakistanis streamed to the polls Saturday for a historic vote pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister and an unpopular incumbent.

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Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

Kalsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League party chief Nawaz Sharif, walks out of a polling station after casting her ballot in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Defying the danger of militant attacks, Pakistanis streamed to the polls or a historic vote pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister and an unpopular incumbent.

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Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A Pakistani man casts his vote at a polling station on May 11, 2013 in the Old City of Lahore, Pakistan.

Pakistan's parliamentary elections were held on May 11, 2013. Imran Khan of Pakistan Tehrik- e- Insaf (PTI) and Nawaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN) were campaigning intensely the past several weeks before the election polls opened.

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Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A supporter of Imran Khan, Pakistan professional cricket player-turned-politician and chairman of political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) holds a cricket bat during a campaign rally in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Lahore,Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

Pakistani soldiers keep watch at the state-run Printing Corporation of Pakistan before being transported to polling stations for the upcoming parliamentary elections. Pakistan will elect its new government for the next five years on May 11.

The election of the national and four provincial assemblies will mark the first time a civilian government has completed a full term in a country that was once ruled by the military.

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Pakistan's General Elections 2013 ( 1...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A Pakistani child holds the picture of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehrik-e -Insaf (PTI) party.

Pakistan's parliamentary elections are due to be held on May 11, 2013. Imran Khan of Pakistan Tehrik- e- Insaf (PTI) and Nawaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN) have been campaigning intensely the past several weeks before the election polls open.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 28 of 28)
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

The main road connecting Islamabad and Rawalpindi is usually bustling with activity, but today, it remains deserted on election day.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 27 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Campaign posters hang on a main road in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on election day.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 26 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

People coming out to vote in the Raja Bazaar district of Rawalpindi.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 25 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

PMLN Camps guiding their voters to the appropriate polling stations in Raja Bazaar Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 22 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Pakistan army soldiers guard a polling station in the Rawalpindi as polling starts. The area is expected to see fierce electoral battle between PTI and PMLN.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 20 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Women walking after casting their votes in the old city area of Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 19 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A women a at a polling station in the raja Bazaar area of Rawalpindi. This is the first election that women have been allocated separate polling stations to vote.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 18 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakstan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A woman gets her thumb inked at a polling station in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 15 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

An election commission official issues a ballot to a voter.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 14 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A woman casts her vote in inner city polling station in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan (13 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Women wait for their turn to vote at a women only polling station.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 11 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A polling official verifies a voter's identity from the voter lists.

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Election Day in Pakistan (9 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Women await to cast their vote at an all women's polling station.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 8 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Women line up to cast their votes at a polling station in Rawalpindi.

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Election Day in Pakistan (7 0f 28)
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Voters gesturing a victory sign to the camera as they await to cast their vote at a polling station.

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Election Day in Pakistan (1 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakisatan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Men scramble to get in a polling station to vote on election day in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Lahore,Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A Pakistani woman casts her vote at a polling station on May 11, 2013 in the Old City of Lahore, Pakistan.

Pakistan's parliamentary elections were held on May 11, 2013. Imran Khan of Pakistan Tehrik- e- Insaf (PTI) and Nawaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN) have been campaigning intensely the past several weeks before the election polls opened.