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Thursday, 10 October, 2002, 13:00 GMT 14:00 UK
In pictures: Pakistan elections
The people of Pakistan have voted in the first parliamentary elections in the country for five years.

Transporting ballot boxes (l) and the campaign trail (r) (photographs courtesy of AP)
Thursday's elections were the first since President Musharraf seized power in a coup three years ago

Man voting in Karachi, Pakistan
There were 65,000 polling stations across this widely diverse country

Pakistani soldiers patrol in Lahore
Authorities took extra security measures, but already at least two people have been killed

Voters queuing in Islamabad
Turnout was light as the polling stations opened, but gradually gathered pace

Election observers Acha Morfaw, left, and Douglas Kidd, second from left (photographs courtesy of AP)
More than 300 international observers were on hand, amid claims of voter manipulation

Female election officials and voters in Islamabad (photographs courtesy of AP)
Voters were segregated and women voted in female-only booths

An armed tribal man (r) presents his identity card to an election official
Few women are thought to have voted in conservative tribal areas, though, after elders warned them not to

General Musharraf (l) and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (photographs courtesy of AP)
Opinion polls indicate a close race between the pro-Musharraf PML-Q and Benazir Bhutto's PPP party


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