People stand on a balcony decorated with Catalonia flags in Barcelona, Spain. A week before Scotland votes on whether to break away from the United Kingdom, separatists in northeastern Spain were trying to convince hundreds of thousands to protest across Catalonia to demand a secession sentiment vote
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
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 Border Police officer stands guard as Indians wait in line to vote at a polling station in Varanasi, India. Indians voted in the ninth and final phase of elections Monday. Counting will be on May 16
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Young Hindu students wear Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or the common man party, caps and wait for the arrival of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal during an election rally in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The final day of voting is May 12.
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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South Africans queue to vote at a polling station in Zandspruit, west of Johannesburg
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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
BJP leader Narendra Modi flashes the V-sign to supporters after voting at a polling station in Ahmedabad, India. The country is in the middle of a nine-phase election that started on April 7 and ends May 12
Women cast their vote during the sixth phase of polling of the Indian parliamentary elections at a village near Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan state, India
Indian women stand in a queue to cast their votes in Rajnandgaon, in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, now the centre of India’s four-decade Maoist insurgency on Thursday
Students queue to cast their votes during the election for the Children’s Parliament in Sana’a. More than 30,000 students from 60 schools in Yemen participated in the election for representatives in the Yemeni Children’s Parliament.
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.
Indonesian Baduy tribe women wait for their turn to cast their ballots during the parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kanekes village, Lebak, Banten province. Polls opened on Wednesday amid expectations of an opposition victory.
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.
Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai listen to his campaign address during a political rally in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Monday. Afghans will go to the polls on April 5 to choose a new President.
Voters queue to receive their polling cards, for the upcoming presidential election in Afghanistan, at a registration centre in Herat on Monday. Presidential candidates held large outdoor rallies five days ahead of elections that have been shaken by Taliban attacks.
Congress party supporters accompany a party nominee to file nomination papers for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Jammu, India. India will hold national elections from April 7 to May 12, kicking off a vote that many observers see as the most important election in more than 30 years in the world’s largest democracy.
Voting starts on a draft for Egypt’s new constitution that represents a key milestone in a military-backed road map put in place after President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in a popularly backed coup in July.
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Campaigners from the Equality Network hold a rally outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Members of the parliament will vote on Wednesday on the marriage and civil partnership bill, debating proposals to allow gay couples to wed.