Papuan tribesmen in traditional costume sport a banner bearing the portrait of presidential candidate Joko Widodo and running mate Jusuf Kalla as they arrive to vote centre in Jayapura, Indonesia on Wednesday. There is a growing movement to end Indonesia’s occupation of West Papua Read more
Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah chant slogans during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday
Afghan National Army soldiers prepare to leave their base for a patrol at polling stations in the outskirts of Kabul. The second round of Afghanistan’s presidential elections will be held on June 14
A Syrian woman holds a ballot paper showing the portraits of the three presidential candidates (LtoR): Maher Abdel Hafiz Hajjar, Hassan Abdallah al-Nuri and President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday during the presidential election at a polling station in central Damascus
UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage smiles as he talks to reporters. Early local election results announced overnight show substantial gains for Ukip
A public launderette was used as a polling station in Oxford, England on Thursday. Opinion polls suggest Britain’s anti-EU Ukip party is likely to top European elections or come a close second.
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, right, and his running mate Hatta Rajasa greet supporters after registering their candidacy at the General Election Commission’s office in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday
A Kashmiri man reads a newspaper during a shutdown in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Syed Ali Geelani, a separatist leader, had called for a shutdown to protest against the arrests of Kashmiri youths during the Indian general elections in Indian Kashmir.
Indian women show their voting slips as they wait to cast their votes at a polling station during the 8th phase of parliamentary elections at Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Indian security force soldiers on election duty wait to leave a central collection point to go and guard polling stations, on Tuesday, in Leh, Ladakh, India. The country is in the midst of a nine-phase election that began on April 7 and ends on May 12