Indian security personnel stand guard as a voter leaves a polling station after casting her ballot in Kahnmun, some 190km from Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram in northeast India, on Friday.
A woman smokes as she arrives to cast her vote, outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam.
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Bhutanese women queue outside a polling station in Paro on Friday waiting to cast their vote. Bhutan began its parliamentary election, only its second, after officials trekked for up to seven days to reach voters in the most remote corners of the Himalayan kingdom