18 February 2011
Last updated at 15:28
Ugandans have been going to the polls to choose a president and parliament. These voters are listening to instructions from a polling official on how to mark their ballot while waiting in line at a polling station in the capital, Kampala.
Eight presidential candidates are standing. Yoweri Museveni is hoping to extend his 25 years in office. His main challenger is his former doctor, Kizza Besigye - they were once allies in the guerrilla war of the 1980s.
About 14 million people are registered to vote.
Last week, the authorities said about 20 militia groups had been formed in the run-up to the vote, which prompted fears of unrest. But officials have sought to reassure voters that there is adequate security.
Oil has recently been discovered in Uganda and one of the main issues has been how to spend the income which is set to start flowing in the coming years.
There have been complaints in some areas of people not finding their names on the voters' roll. This man in Namitogora village in Mbarara municipality in the west managed to vote successfully.
Elderly women waited to cast their votes in Rukungiri, more than 320km (200 miles) south-west of the capital, Kampala, for more than two hours because voting material was delivered late.
Also in Rukungiri, Dr Besigye cast his vote, photographed by journalists. He is standing for president for the third time and has warned of protests if he is "cheated" of victory.
President Museveni showed off his ink mark after he voted in his home area of Kiruhura, about 300km west of Kampala. Mr Museveni has defeated his challengers every five years since 1996, though his support has steadily declined.
A candidate needs more than 50% of the vote to be elected president, or a run-off will be held. The results are expected within 48 hours.