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Polls Close After Afghan Voters Cast Ballots for New Leader

Polling stations in Afghanistan have closed after a heavy turnout for Saturday's historic presidential election.The turnout was so high for the country's first democratic transfer of power that some polling stations ran out of ballots. Security was tight across the nation because Taliban militants promised to disrupt Saturday's vote, but the voting seemed to be relatively free of violence.The special U.N. representative to Afghanistan, Jan Kubis, praised Afghan voters for the...

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