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Afghan girls hold flags during a campaign rally for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah in Herat, Afghanistan. The writing on the flags reads, "number 1," which refers to Abdullah's number on ballot papers. Eight Afghan presidential candidates are campaigning for the third presidential election. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014.

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Girls wave flags at a campaign rally for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, in Herat. The flags read “number 1 , Abdullah’s number on ballot papers. Eight candidates are campaigning for the country’s third presidential election, to be held on April 5.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leader of the Christian Democratic Union party CDU stands in front of her election campaign tour bus before a CDU board meeting in Berlin

A big election campaign placard featuring Social Democratic Party's (SPD) main candidate German Peer Steinbrueck is pictured with a small poster reading "who wants that nothing changes, votes: CDU (German Christian Democratic Union), CSU (Christian Social Union), FDP (Free Democratic Party), SPD (Social Democratic Party) and Gruene (Green Party)" For all others: MLPD" in Essen, western Germany on August 29, 2013. Germans go to the polls in parliamentary elections on September 22, 2013.

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In Germany, a big election campaign placard featuring Social Democratic Party’s (SPD) main candidate Peer Steinbrueck is pictured with a small poster reading “those who want nothing to change, vote for CDU (German Christian Democratic Union), CSU (Christian Social Union), FDP (Free Democratic Party), SPD (Social Democratic Party) and Gruene (Green Party) – For the others vote MLPD” in Essen, western Germany. Germans go to the polls in parliamentary elections on September 22

epa03677854 An AICC supporter with his body painted waves a party flag as All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Rahul Gandhi (unseen) campaigns for his party for the Karnataka State Assembly elections 2013, at the Mahatma Ganhi grounds, around 80 kilometers from the southern Indian city of Bangalore, India, 26 April 2013. The elections for the 14th Karnataka Assembly will be held  on 05 May 2013 in all the 224 assembly constituencies and it will be a three way contest between the ruling BJP, the AICC party and the secular Jantha Dal party.

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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.