8 July 2014 Last updated at 10:55

An Afghan pedestrian walks past a wall decorated with an election mural in Kandahar What is at stake in Afghan polls?

The BBC's guide to the key issues, contenders and challenges as Afghans vote for a new president.

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The Afghan election explained in 60 seconds

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