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Afghans vote in landmark poll

Afghan voters have gone to the polls amid heavy security to choose a legislature for the first time in decades. Sunday’s landmark poll for representatives to the national parliament and local legislators in 34 provinces came after weeks of violence by militants trying to derail the vote. The U.S. military and Afghan police provided security at more than 6,100 polling places and post-election counting stations. Quick-reaction forces were in place in each province to respond to attacks. Polls closed at 4 p.m. (1130 GMT, 7:30 a.m. EDT), but voters remaining in line were allowed to cast ballots.Full Story

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