An Afghan man casts his vote at a polling station in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 5, 2014. Afghan voters lined up for blocks at polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation’s first democratic transfer of power. There were few instances of violence.
An Afghan man casts his vote at a polling station in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 5, 2014. Afghan voters lined up for blocks at polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation’s first democratic transfer of power. There were few instances of violence. The Associated Press
An Afghan man casts his vote at a polling station in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 5, 2014. Afghan voters lined up for blocks at polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation’s first democratic transfer of power. There were few instances of violence. The Associated Press

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