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Huge turnout for Afghan vote

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KABUL - Afghanistan's landmark election on Saturday was marred by a shortage of ballot papers that left many voters still queueing to cast their vote with polling due to close. 

Women queue outside a school to vote in presidential elections in the northwestern city of Herat on Saturday. AFP Photo

Organisers appeared unprepared for such a high turnout in a country where many people defied intimidation from the Taliban to exercise their rights.

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