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Police chase a supporter of Indonesia's losing presidential candidate Prabowo outside the General Election Commission office in Surabaya

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Police chase a supporter of Indonesia’s losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto outside the General Election Commission (KPU) office after protesters tried to cross a police barricade in Surabaya, East Java on Wednesday.

Papuan tribesmen wearing traditional cos...Papuan tribesmen wearing traditional costume and wrapped in a banner bearing the portrait of presidential canditate Joko Widodo and running mate Jusuf Kalla arrive at voting center in Jayapura on July 9, 2014 located in remote eastern Indonesia's  Papua province. Indonesians vote July 9 in the country's tightest and most divisive presidential election since the downfall of dictator Suharto, pitting Jakarta governor Joko Widodo against Prabowo Subianto, an ex-general with a chequered human rights record.  AFP PHOTO / LIVA LAZORELIVA LAZORE/AFP/Getty Images

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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 

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah chant slogans during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, June 27, 2014. Afghanistan's security situation has been complicated by a political crisis stemming from allegations of massive fraud in the recent election to replace President Hamid Karzai, the only leader the country has known since the Taliban regime was ousted nearly 13 years ago. Abdullah Abdullah, one of two candidates who competed a runoff vote on June 14 suspended his relations with the Independent Election Commission after he accused electoral officials of engineering extensive vote rigging, allegations they have denied

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Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah chant slogans during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday

Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers prepare to leave their base for a patrol at polling stations in the outskirts of Kabul June 12, 2014. The second round of Afghanistan's presidential election will be held on June 14.

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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 shows a ballot paper bearing the portraits of the three presidential candidates (LtoR): Maher Abdel Hafiz Hajjar, Hassan Abdallah al-Nuri and President Bashar al-Assad on June 3, 2014 during the presidential election at a polling station in central Damascus. Voting offices opened in Syrian regime-held areas for a presidential election that al-Assad is certain to win, and that has been slammed as a "farce" by the opposition.

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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

United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage smiles as he talks to reporters. Early local election results announced overnight show substantial gains for UKIP.

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UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage smiles as he talks to reporters. Early local election results announced overnight show substantial gains for Ukip

Poll clerks are seen in a launderette being used as a polling station in Oxford

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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.

Prabowo Subianto, Hatta Rajasa...Indonesian presidential candidates

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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 in front of closed shops during shutdown in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Chairman of the hardline faction of separatist group Syed Ali Geelani had called for a shutdown to protest against the arrests of Kashmiri youths during the Indian general elections in Indian Kashmir.

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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 election at Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India, 07 May 2014. Parliamentary elections in India are being held in nine phases between 07 April and 12 May 2014. A total of 814.6 million people are eligible to vote, around 100 million more than in the elections in 2009.

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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