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In pictures: Mozambique votes
Polana primary school in Maputo
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Mozambicans have turned out in heavy numbers to select a successor to President Joaquim Chissano and members of the National Assembly.
Voters at a school in the capital, Maputo.
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Long queues were reported across the country at polling stations like this one at a school in the capital, Maputo.
European Union monitor casting his eye over a polling station queue
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European Union election monitors had complained about access to polling stations. Some 400 foreign observers are supervising the elections.
President Chissano after casting his vote.
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President Joaquim Chissano is standing down after 18 years. He said he was proud of his role in cementing peace after helping end a brutal civil war that killed some one million people.
 Armando Emilio Guebuza votes in Maputo
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Ruling party favourite, Armando Guebuza, is a wealthy businessman who has promised to tackle poverty and fight Aids.
Afonso Dhalakama, presidential candidate for the main opposition Renamo party casts his vote in Maputo.
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His main challenger, former rebel leader Afonso Dhalakama, came close to winning last time.
Street child in Maputo
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But not all are motivated to vote, in a country where poverty and homelessness are rampant and more than two-thirds of the 19 million population live on less than $1 a day.

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