Supporters of Angela Merkel show their support for the German chancellor at an election campaign event for the Christian Democratic Union in Fulda, Germany, on Thursday
A girl walks past campaign posters on the windows of a mud brick house in Gao, Mali, on Thursday. Mali’s presidential election is going ahead on Sunday despite logistical and technical lapses, including a voter roll that does not contain the names of tens of thousands of registered voters.
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate, Rep. Ed Markey, right, talk with patrons at Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe in Boston on Wednesday. Obama traveled to Boston to campaign for Markey in his campaign.
Female supporters with their children listen to a speech by Saeed Jalili, the Iranian presidential candidate, during an election campaign rally in the city of Arak on Thursday. Iran is to hold its presidential elections on June 14
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UK Labour party leader Ed Miliband during a hustings in Long Eaton’s high street, Nottinghamshire, while on the local election campaign trail.
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Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to workers at the Morrisons Distribution Centre in Bridgewater, Somerset, UK, as he goes on the local election campaign trail.
An AICC supporter with his body painted waves a party flag as All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Rahul Gandhi campaigns for his party for the Karnataka State Assembly elections 2013, Bangalore, India on Friday. The elections for the 14th Karnataka Assembly will be held on May 5th.
A boy jumps over a barricade of burning rubbish that supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles used to block a street, as they demonstrated for a recount of the votes in Sunday’s election, in Caracas. Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in the Venezuelan capital on Monday after Mr Capriles called for demonstrations to demand a recount of votes from the election to replace the late Hugo Chavez.