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Fans vote for leader of AKB48 after saw attack

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Thousands of fans of Japanese girl group AKB48 gathered Saturday for the results of a ballot on which member will lead the band for the next year amid tight security after two members were attacked by a man wielding a saw. 

A fan of Japanese girl pop group AKB48 takes a picture of a poster with members of the group, at a cafe in Tokyo, on May 26, 2014

Organisers are to announce results of the popularity vote late Saturday at a football stadium in Tokyo as some 300 members were running for the top spot in one of the world's highest grossing acts.

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