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South Africans queue to vote at a polling station in Zandspruit, west of Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. South Africans voted Wednesday in elections that are expected to see the ruling African National Congress return to power despite a vigorous challenge from opposition parties seeking to capitalize on discontent with corruption and economic inequality. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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South Africans queue to vote at a polling station in Zandspruit, west of Johannesburg

Indian voters wait in line outside a polling station in Dibrugarh

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Indian voters wait outside a polling station in Dibrugarh on Monday. Indians have begun voting in the world’s biggest election, which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata party to power at a time of low growth, anger over corruption and warnings about religious unrest.

Boatmen wait for passengers at the river bank of Buriganga, in Dhaka, Bangladesh 27 November 2013, during the second day of the 48-hour country wide blockade of road, rail and water transport, as protest against the announcement of the schedule for the upcomng national poll. The election commission has announced the date of the national poll scheduled on 05 January 2014.

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Boatmen wait for passengers at the river bank of Buriganga in Bangladesh during the second day of a country-wide blockade of road, rail and water transport

Supporters of Pakistani politician and f...Supporters of Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan stand next to electoral poster of Khan at the venue of an election campaign meeting by Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Islamabad on May 9, 2013. Khan will address the final rally for his centre-right Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in the capital Islamabad by live video link from his Lahore hospital bed.  Saturday's vote will be a democratic milestone in a country ruled for half its history by the military but the Pakistani Taliban have condemned it as un-Islamic. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHIAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images

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Supporters of Imran Khan, Pakistani politician and former cricketer, stand next to his electoral poster at the venue of an election campaign meeting by his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI), or Movement for Justice party, in Islamabad on Thursday. Mr Khan is due to make an address at the final rally by live video link from his Lahore hospital bed, following his fall from a makeshift lift during a meeting on Tuesday. The election this Saturday will be a democratic milestone in a country that has been ruled for half its history by the military, but the Pakistani Taliban have condemned it as un-Islamic Read more

Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) party, cheers and wave flags during an election campaign rally on May 01, 2013 in Narowal, Pakistan. Pakistan's parliamentary elections are due to be held on May 11. Imran Khan of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) and Nawaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PMLN) have been campaigning hard in the last weeks before polling.

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Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf party, cheer and wave flags during an election campaign rally in Narowal, Pakistan. Pakistan’s parliamentary elections are due to be held on May 11. Mr Khan and Nawaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League-N have been campaigning in the last few weeks before polling.