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Last Updated: Sunday, 24 April, 2005, 21:30 GMT 22:30 UK
In pictures: Togo elections
Togolese women queue at polling station
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In Togo, people went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president amid allegations of rigging.
Togolese opposition leader Bob Akitani
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Opposition candidate Bob Akitani cast his vote in the capital, Lome.
Faure Gnassingbe
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Mr Gnassingbe, the son of late dictator Gnassingbe Eyadema, is confident he will win the poll.
Torched car, Togo
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In one of the most serious incidents, a mob torched the car of a man suspected of stealing a ballot box.
Angry mob, Togo
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Protesters at the scene did not seem to be intimidated by the heavy police deployment.
Togolese woman holding her voter registration card
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Hopes the poll would run smoothly were crushed when armed men raided the headquarters of the opposition party, stealing several computers.



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