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DRC Landmark Election

The first polling stations opened in the capital Kinshasa and all over the Democratic Republic of Congo for the presidential and parliamentary elections.

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A pile of presidential and legislative ballot papers sit unattended on the ground of a compound outside a polling station in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa. First results emerged from the Democratic Republic of Congo's chaotic elections o
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A pile of presidential and legislative ballot papers sit unattended on the ground of a compound outside a polling station in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa. First results emerged from the Democratic Republic of Congo's chaotic elections o

A member of the Congolese national army stands guard outside the "Sapin 2" cemetery in Lubumbashi. The armed forces have been deployed following several attacks in the city which disrupted voting today, with reports of two policemen killed at a voting ce
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A member of the Congolese national army stands guard outside the "Sapin 2" cemetery in Lubumbashi. The armed forces have been deployed following several attacks in the city which disrupted voting today, with reports of two policemen killed at a voting ce

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, also leader of Democratic Republic of Congo's "Union for Democracy and Social Progress" (UDPS) and presidential candidate, casts his ballot in a polling station in Kinshasa, November 28, 2
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Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, also leader of Democratic Republic of Congo's "Union for Democracy and Social Progress" (UDPS) and presidential candidate, casts his ballot in a polling station in Kinshasa, November 28, 2

Supporters of oppositions candidate Etienne Tshisekedi parade what they claim are badly printed fraudulent photocopies of election ballots they say they found in the Bandal commune in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, November 28, 2011. (AP)
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Supporters of oppositions candidate Etienne Tshisekedi parade what they claim are badly printed fraudulent photocopies of election ballots they say they found in the Bandal commune in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, November 28, 2011. (AP)

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