In pictures: Crowds and queues as Filipinos vote

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Image caption, Filipinos queued from before dawn to cast their votes, in an election in which corruption, poverty and inequality are the biggest issues.
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Image caption, Large crowds gathered at voting stations across the country.
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Image caption, As well as the president, voters are being asked to chose a vice-president, senators and thousands of other officials nationwide.
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Image caption, The election has exposed inter-generational divisions, with many younger voters enthusiastic about the crime-busting promise of Rodrigo Duterte. Some older voters fear he may lead the country back to the authoritarian politics of the past.
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Image caption, Twenty-one-year-old Fife Vanice Dayola, casting her ballot with an electronic voting machine, is one of a huge number of young voters in the Philippines.
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Image caption, Voters have indelible ink put on their fingers in an effort to prevent voter fraud.
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Image caption, Voters, here handing over IDs to receive their ballot papers at a crowded polling station, had to give biometric data to the election authorities, in order to register to vote.
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Image caption, The electronic voting machines had to be carried by hand to some of the remotest polling stations.
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Image caption, Security forces were deployed nationwide, after a campaign marred by violence.

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