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An Afghan burqa-clad woman blows on her inked finger prior to casting her vote at a polling station in Herat on August 20, 2009. Afghans voted to elect a president for just the second time in their war-torn history as a massive security clampdown swung into action to prevent threatened Taliban attacks derailing the ballot. By Behrouz Mehri//AFP/Getty.

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