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Counting begins in landmark Pakistan polls

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Counting got underway Saturday in Pakistan's landmark elections after millions of people defied deadly Taliban attacks to take part in an historic democratic transition in the nuclear-armed state. 

Voters queue outside a polling station in Islamabad on Saturday. Counting got underway Saturday in Pakistan's landmark elections after millions of people defied deadly Taliban attacks to take part in an historic democratic transition in the nuclear-armed state.

Polling stations officially closed at 6:00 pm (1300 GMT) after a "huge turnout" in Punjab, the biggest province, capping a dramatic day that saw bomb attacks kill 12 in Karachi and gunmen shoot dead six in the southwest.

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