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Afghanistan goes to the polls. Words and photos by Hugh Sykes.

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Eddie Mair | 12:20 UK time, Friday, 21 August 2009

Here are some photgraphs from Hugh in Kabul to match the Afghan election voices in his report on PM last night.

"Election poster explaining the procedure.

Voters arriving at a women's polling station.

Democracy with a smile.

Peyruz (left) and Samiullah, aged 60 and 72, they think.

Tamina Saki and her medical student niece Sarah Safi.

Dr. Tajuddin Millatmal and his sister Khoar Bibi. Dr. Millatmal says there was no one at the polling station to help his sister in her own language, Pashtu. He is a fluent English speaker, his sister is illiterate. He readily acknowledged how strange, and offensive, that
is. He told me he has opened a village school where girls and boys can both get educated.

Kabul family and election posters.

Kabul kebab stall and election poster.

Kabul bookseler, Turaj Mohammed Rais, who told us on PM earlier this
week "this is not a real election - people vore for who they're told
to vote for".

Crossroads in Kabul city centre. A strong smell of sewage. Evidence of
neglect until it's fixed. Where has the $62 billion of aid money gone?
Maybe that's what this question mark means:"


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