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Thursday, 12 December, 2002, 13:03 GMT
In pictures: Gujarat goes to polls
People in India's western Gujarat state voted on Thursday to elect a new government. The polls were seen as a crucial test for the ruling BJP, and massive security was in place to prevent a repeat of religious violence which swept the state earlier in the year.

Voters outside a polling booth
Turnout was high, with queues at polling stations

A voter argues with a police official at a polling station in Ahmedabad
A massive security presence prevented trouble breaking out

Election staff collecting duty material from officials.
Thousands of election staff were deployed

Narendra Modi arriving to vote
The incumbent chief minister is accused of whipping up anti-Muslim feeling

A Muslim woman voter
Special arrangements were made to allow displaced riot victims to vote

Gujarat conflict in-depth

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