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Deadly attacks mar high turnout at Afghan vote

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Millions of Afghans turned out to vote Saturday in a presidential run-off election despite Taliban threats and violence that killed nearly 50 people ahead of the withdrawal of NATO troops later this year. 

An Afghan voter holds her ID card after casting her ballot at a polling station in Bamiyan province on June 14, 2014

Officials said more than seven million people voted, a higher than expected turnout of 52 percent based on an estimated electorate of 13.5 million voters.

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