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Millions vote in Indian state as Modi seeks win

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Millions of Indians voted Monday in the final stage of Gujarat state elections with Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi seeking a clear victory to bolster his prime ministerial ambitions in 2014. 

Chief Minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat Narendra Modi (C) shows a victory sign after casting his vote in state assembly elections in Ahmedabad on December 17, 2012. Millions of Indians are voting in the final stage of the elections with Hindu nationalist Modi seeking a clear victory to bolster his prime ministerial ambitions in 2014.

Long queues formed at polling stations with turnout nearly matching the 70 percent recorded in the first round of voting last week in Gujarat, one of India's fastest-developing states.

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