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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 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 threatened to disrupt the vote, but the polling seemed to be relatively free of violence.The special United Nations representative to Afghanistan, Jan Kubis, praised Afghan voters for the turnout...

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