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Pakistan votes in cliffhanger election

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during general election in Rawalpindi. Pakistanis vote in a knife-edge general election pitting cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

  
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A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during general election in Rawalpindi. Pakistanis vote in a knife-edge general election pitting cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. REUTERS/Faisal...more

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during general election in Rawalpindi. Pakistanis vote in a knife-edge general election pitting cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), speaks to members of media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad.


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Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), speaks to members of media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), speaks to members of media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Members of the bomb disposal unit survey the site after a suicide blast, in Quetta. A suicide bomber killed at least 29 people near a polling center. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in the western city of Quetta. Security sources said the bomber drove his motorcycle into a police vehicle.

  
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Members of the bomb disposal unit survey the site after a suicide blast, in Quetta. A suicide bomber killed at least 29 people near a polling center. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in the western city of...more

Members of the bomb disposal unit survey the site after a suicide blast, in Quetta. A suicide bomber killed at least 29 people near a polling center. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in the western city of Quetta. Security sources said the bomber drove his motorcycle into a police vehicle. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed
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A man mourns the death of a relative, who was killed in a suicide blast in Quetta. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed

A man mourns the death of a relative, who was killed in a suicide blast in Quetta. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed

A man mourns the death of a relative, who was killed in a suicide blast in Quetta. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed
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Women, clad in burqas, stand in line to cast their ballot at a polling station during general election in Peshawar. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

Women, clad in burqas, stand in line to cast their ballot at a polling station during general election in Peshawar. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

Women, clad in burqas, stand in line to cast their ballot at a polling station during general election in Peshawar. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz
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Shehbaz Sharif, brother of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and leader of Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N), gestures after casting his ballot at a polling station during general election in Lahore. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Shehbaz Sharif, brother of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and leader of Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N), gestures after casting his ballot at a polling station during general election in Lahore. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Shehbaz Sharif, brother of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and leader of Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N), gestures after casting his ballot at a polling station during general election in Lahore. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
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Voters wait to enter a polling station during general election in Islamabad. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Voters wait to enter a polling station during general election in Islamabad. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Voters wait to enter a polling station during general election in Islamabad. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Voters wait to enter a polling station during general election in Islamabad. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Voters wait to enter a polling station during general election in Islamabad. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Voters wait to enter a polling station during general election in Islamabad. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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People stand in a line as they wait for a polling station to open, during general election in Rawalpindi. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

People stand in a line as they wait for a polling station to open, during general election in Rawalpindi. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

People stand in a line as they wait for a polling station to open, during general election in Rawalpindi. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), speaks to members of media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), speaks to members of media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), speaks to members of media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A police officer guards, where electoral workers stand in line to collect election materials ahead of general election in Karachi. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A police officer guards, where electoral workers stand in line to collect election materials ahead of general election in Karachi. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A police officer guards, where electoral workers stand in line to collect election materials ahead of general election in Karachi. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A police officer carries election materials at a distribution center in Islamabad. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A police officer carries election materials at a distribution center in Islamabad. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A police officer carries election materials at a distribution center in Islamabad. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A street is decorated with flags and banners of political parties in Rawalpindi. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A street is decorated with flags and banners of political parties in Rawalpindi. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

A street is decorated with flags and banners of political parties in Rawalpindi. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Army soldier sits in a van with ballot boxes and election material, outside distribution point, in Karachi. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Army soldier sits in a van with ballot boxes and election material, outside distribution point, in Karachi. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Army soldier sits in a van with ballot boxes and election material, outside distribution point, in Karachi. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), political party, wave flags as they listen to him on digital screen, during a campaign rally in Karachi, July 22. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), political party, wave flags as they listen to him on digital screen, during a campaign rally in Karachi, July 22. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), political party, wave flags as they listen to him on digital screen, during a campaign rally in Karachi, July 22. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), political party, wearing party memorabilia, during a campaign rally in Karachi, July 22. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), political party, wearing party memorabilia, during a campaign rally in Karachi, July 22. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), political party, wearing party memorabilia, during a campaign rally in Karachi, July 22. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A supporter of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), political party, with a face painting of the party flag, reacts on party songs during a campaign rally  in Karachi, July 22. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A supporter of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), political party, with a face painting of the party flag, reacts on party songs during a campaign rally in Karachi, July 22. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A supporter of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), political party, with a face painting of the party flag, reacts on party songs during a campaign rally in Karachi, July 22. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Workers sort out ballot boxes before dispatching them to polling stations, at the Election Commission office in Peshawar, July 22. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

Workers sort out ballot boxes before dispatching them to polling stations, at the Election Commission office in Peshawar, July 22. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

Workers sort out ballot boxes before dispatching them to polling stations, at the Election Commission office in Peshawar, July 22. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz
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Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, react during a campaign in Islamabad, July 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, react during a campaign in Islamabad, July 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, react during a campaign in Islamabad, July 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) looks on during a campaign meeting in Islamabad, July 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) looks on during a campaign meeting in Islamabad, July 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) looks on during a campaign meeting in Islamabad, July 21. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A supporter of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), a coalition between religious-political parties, adorns an electoral sticker during a campaign rally in Karachi, July 15. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A supporter of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), a coalition between religious-political parties, adorns an electoral sticker during a campaign rally in Karachi, July 15. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A supporter of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), a coalition between religious-political parties, adorns an electoral sticker during a campaign rally in Karachi, July 15. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sits on a plane after landing at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, July 13. REUTERS/ Drazen Jorgic

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sits on a plane after landing at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, July 13. REUTERS/ Drazen Jorgic

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sits on a plane after landing at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, July 13. REUTERS/ Drazen Jorgic
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A supporter of the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) holds a portrait as he march towards the airport with others to welcome ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, in Lahore, July 13. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

A supporter of the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) holds a portrait as he march towards the airport with others to welcome ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, in Lahore, July 13. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

A supporter of the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) holds a portrait as he march towards the airport with others to welcome ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, in Lahore, July 13. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
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Supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) chant and march towards the airport to welcome ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, in Lahore, July 13. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) chant and march towards the airport to welcome ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, in Lahore, July 13. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) chant and march towards the airport to welcome ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, in Lahore, July 13. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
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Ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, appears with his daughter Maryam, at a news conference at a hotel in London, July 11. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, appears with his daughter Maryam, at a news conference at a hotel in London, July 11. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, appears with his daughter Maryam, at a news conference at a hotel in London, July 11. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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