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Violence, protests blight advance voting for disputed Thai poll

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A Thai protest leader was shot dead Sunday as fellow demonstrators besieged polling stations in Bangkok, disrupting advance voting for hundreds of thousands of people before next weekend's general election. 

A Thai man casts his vote at a polling station minutes before it got shut down by anti-government protesters in Bangkok, on January 26, 2014

Protesters descended on scores of polling stations in the Thai capital and several southern provinces, stopping ballot officials from entering and prompting election authorities to shut more than 80 venues nationwide.

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