The people of Bhutan have taken part in landmark elections that will see the country move from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy.
Turnout was estimated at nearly 80%. Long queues meant long waits.
Many Bhutanese were not that interested in democracy. But the king said it was their duty to vote.
A photo of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck overlooks this voting booth.
Elections officials come to terms with electronic machines used to record the votes.
Commemorative badges were given out to voters after they made their choices.
The two parties contesting the poll had broadly similar policies and support the monarchy. So change is likely to be gradual.