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In pictures: Rwandans vote
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More than half the votes have been counted in Rwanda's first democratic elections since the 1994 genocide.
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Supporters are already hailing a landslide victory claimed by Rwandan president Paul Kagame.
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The Rwandan electoral commission says Mr Kagame has won at least 94% of the vote.
Rwandans queue to vote
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Earlier, people queued from before dawn to cast their votes in the landmark poll.
A Rwandan woman stands in front of genocide victim's remains
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It is the first general election since the 1994 genocide in which some 800,000 people were killed.
A boy helps an old lady to vote
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With high levels of illiteracy, some need help to cast their ballots.
Paul Kagame supporters
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Mr Kagame - the incumbent president - helped end the genocide and was always expected to win.
Rwanda opposition supporters
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But the opposition accused the government of exploiting fears about a return to violence to boost Kagame's support.
Former Rwandan Prime Minister Faustin Twagiramungu
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It is even said that the main opposition contender, former Prime Minister Faustin Twagiramungu, was threatened.





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The BBC's Andrew Harding reports from Rwanda
"This is a deeply flawed election"



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