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With Modern Election, Voters Make A Break From Old Afghanistan

Afghans voted for a new president Saturday, with only scattered violence. NPR'S Renee Montagne tells NPR's Scott Simon that the vote reflects the country's tug between tradition and modernity.
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Afghans Vote In Large Numbers Despite Risks

After a campaign marred by violence, Afghans voted Saturday in presidential elections for what's to be the first ever democratic transfer of power. Results are not expected for some time.
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Defying Taliban Threats, Afghans Vote For Next Leader

No major violence has been reported since polls opened Saturday, in elections that may result in the nation's first democratic transfer of power.
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Between Afghans And Political Milestone, Threat Of Violence Looms

Afghans vote Saturday for a successor to President Hamid Karzai. It could be the country's first ever democratic transfer of power, but fraud and violence are expected.
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Two Brave Journalists In Afghanistan

The two Associated Press journalists shot in Afghanistan shared a gift for finding the humanity in war zones. Photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed, and reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded.
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AP Photographer Killed, Reporter Wounded By Gunman In Afghanistan

Anja Niedringhaus died and Kathy Gannon was seriously injured when a man opened fire. They were in a car in eastern Afghanistan. The gunman is reported to have been a police officer.
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2 AP Journalists Shot By Afghan Police, 1 Dies

The AP reports Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed. Reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded. The two were in Khost province in eastern Afghanistan ahead of Saturday's election.
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Backroom Intrigue Persists In Afghan Presidential Election

Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne is in Afghanistan following the leading candidates in Saturday's presidential election. The top-two contenders are: Zalmai Rassoul and Abdullah Abdullah.
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A New Era? Afghan Presidential Hopefuls Court Women's Vote

But they're discovering there's no single "women's bloc." Afghan women are focused on a host of issues, ranging from security to the economy. And some will still vote for whom they're told to vote.
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To Broaden Appeal, Afghan Candidates Make Surprising Choices

The three leading candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election are all urbane, Westernized men who usually wear suits. Yet their running mates range from notorious warlords to a woman.

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