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Passionate pleas for votes as Pakistan campaign ends

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Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and cricket star Imran Khan made final impassioned appeals for votes before thousands of supporters Thursday as campaigning wrapped up for Pakistan's landmark elections. 

A supporter of Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan holds a placard as he waits to listen Khan video link address from a hospital during last election campaign meeting in Islamabad on May 9, 2013.

Their back-to-back emotional speeches capped a frenetic campaign overshadowed by Taliban threats against polls marking the first democratic transition after a civilian government completes a full term in office.

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