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An Afghan burqa-clad woman casts her vote at a polling station in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Afghan voters lined up for blocks at polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation’s “first democratic transfer of power.” Polling stations have closed at 5:00 p.m. local time after nearly 10 hours of voting that saw a massive turnout, including in some of the most dangerous areas of the country. Partial results are expected as soon as Sunday. (Photograph credit: Rahmat Gul/AP)

An Afghan burqa-clad woman casts her vote at a polling station in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Afghan voters lined up for blocks at polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation’s “first democratic transfer of power.” Polling stations have closed at 5:00 p.m. local time after nearly 10 hours of voting that saw a massive turnout, including in some of the most dangerous areas of the country. Partial results are expected as soon as Sunday. (Photograph credit: Rahmat Gul/AP)