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In pictures: Palestinian elections

Voters at a polling station in Ramallah

Palestinians were voting in their first parliamentary elections for a decade.

A man looks for his name on the electoral list

Nearly 1.5m Palestinians were eligible to vote at about 1,000 centres in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Here one of those voters searches for his name on an electoral list.

A woman votes in East Jerusalem

Just 6,300 of the 100,000 Palestinians eligible to vote in East Jerusalem were allowed to cast their vote in the city.

Inked fingers show voters have cast their ballot

The militant Islamic group Hamas was fielding candidates for the first time, and polls suggest they could do well.

Former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn

Former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn are leading a delegation of 80 international observers from 22 countries.

President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was among those casting their vote in Ramallah.

Palestinian men queuing outside polling station

In Gaza City voting got off to a brisk start, with schools among the facilities being used as polling stations.

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