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In pictures: Palestinian polling day

In Hall 1, Abu Mazen establishes an early lead that cannot be caught by Mr Barghouti. In the end, he gets 195 votes to Mr Barghouti's 111, with the rest a long way behind. Other rooms have an even better showing for the Fatah veteran and Arafat ally. At the end of the night 53% or the 1,392 voters backed him, compared with 23% for Mr Barghouti.

Words and photography: Martin Asser, BBC News

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