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In pictures: Mugabe election

Zimbabweans line up to vote in Harare, 27 June 2008

Voting has begun in Zimbabwe's presidential run-off, in which President Robert Mugabe is the only candidate. The opposition has pulled out because of violence against its supporters.

Members of Zimbabwe’s Apostolic Church pray outside a polling station in Harare, 27 June 2008

Early voting was reportedly slow. These members of Zimbabwe's Apostolic Church prayed outside a polling station in the capital, Harare.

Zimbabwe presidential elections ballot paper

Although Morgan Tsvangirai has officially withdrawn from the contest, his name still appears on the ballot paper.

Polling officer inspects voter's ID card

There are rumours that the serial numbers of ballot papers will be checked to see who does vote for Mr Tsvangirai.

Zimbabwean watching queues to vote

Reports suggest any queues to vote are in pro-Mugabe strongholds, or near "war veteran" bases.

Police officers sit outside a polling station in Harare

Meanwhile, areas where support for Mr Tsvangirai's MDC is traditionally higher are very quiet.

A woman shows her ink-stained finger after voting in Harare, 27 June 2008

Some people fear that ruling party militants will check if they have voted, by seeing if they have indelible ink-stains on their finger. Those who have not voted could be beaten.

President Robert Mugabe at his final campaign rally in Harare, 26 June 2008

The opposition has been blocked from campaigning but President Mugabe has held rallies across the country. He has ignored calls from world leaders to call off the poll.

An opposition party worker waits for treatment at a clinic in Harare, 26 June 2008

Meanwhile, violence and intimidation has continued. This opposition party worker said a group of ruling party militants had attacked him with a hatchet.




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