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Last Updated: Thursday, 31 March, 2005, 12:41 GMT 13:41 UK
In pictures: Zimbabwe votes
Zimbabweans queue to vote in Harare
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Zimbabweans have been queuing from the early hours to vote in parliamentary elections.
A Zimbabwean covers himself with a plastic bag as he queues to vote.
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Voters in Harare joined the queues despite bad weather.
A Zimbabwean woman votes close to the small town of Tsholotsho.
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The election has been calm, unlike previous polls which were marred by violence.
Woman votes at a polling booth in Harare
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One-hundred-and-twenty parliamentary seats are up for grabs in the poll.
Zimbabwean woman waits to cast her vote in Harare
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Almost six million voters have registered for the poll, although some research suggests some could be duplicate voters.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
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President Robert Mugabe hopes the poll will strengthen his Zanu-PF party's grip on power.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai voted in the Harare suburb of Avondale
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Opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai said the poll was not "free and fair".
Zimbabweans cast mock votes at a protest in London
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Zimbabweans abroad have been casting "mock votes" in protest at being excluded from the poll.




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