Afghan election: Counting begins in thousands of centres
5 April 2014 Last updated at 18:40 BST
Seven million Afghans out of an estimated eligible 12 million voted in the election for a new president, the country's electoral commission says.
It is the strife-torn nation's first transfer of power via the ballot box.
There were reports of ballot paper shortages and sporadic violence from across the country.
David Loyn reports from Kabul.