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Huge turnout in Tunisia's Arab Spring election

Voter display stained fingers to the photographer after they cast ballots at a polling station in Tunis October 23, 2011.  REUTERS/Anis Mili

Voter display stained fingers to the photographer after they cast ballots at a polling station in Tunis October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili

Voter display stained fingers to the photographer after they cast ballots at a polling station in Tunis October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili
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People stand in line at a polling station as they wait to cast their vote in the Marsa district in Tunis October 23, 2011. Tunisian voters poured into polling stations to vote on Sunday in their country's first free election, 10 months after a vegetable seller set fire to himself in an act of protest that started the Arab Spring uprisings.   REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

People stand in line at a polling station as they wait to cast their vote in the Marsa district in Tunis October 23, 2011. Tunisian voters poured into polling stations to vote on Sunday in their country's first free election, 10 months after a...more

People stand in line at a polling station as they wait to cast their vote in the Marsa district in Tunis October 23, 2011. Tunisian voters poured into polling stations to vote on Sunday in their country's first free election, 10 months after a vegetable seller set fire to himself in an act of protest that started the Arab Spring uprisings. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Soldiers walk past people standing in line at a polling station as they wait to cast their vote in Tunis October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Soldiers walk past people standing in line at a polling station as they wait to cast their vote in Tunis October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Soldiers walk past people standing in line at a polling station as they wait to cast their vote in Tunis October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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A Tunisian woman holds a ballot paper with the list of election candidates at a polling station in Tunis October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

A Tunisian woman holds a ballot paper with the list of election candidates at a polling station in Tunis October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

A Tunisian woman holds a ballot paper with the list of election candidates at a polling station in Tunis October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi
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Riot police patrol a street at Pasteur square, a day before the general elections in Tunisia October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Riot police patrol a street at Pasteur square, a day before the general elections in Tunisia October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Riot police patrol a street at Pasteur square, a day before the general elections in Tunisia October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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A government employee carries a polling booth as she prepares a poling station in Tunis October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A government employee carries a polling booth as she prepares a poling station in Tunis October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A government employee carries a polling booth as she prepares a poling station in Tunis October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A man holds a list of candidates for the Anahda party in Sidi Bou Said, a popular tourist district, north of Tunisia October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

A man holds a list of candidates for the Anahda party in Sidi Bou Said, a popular tourist district, north of Tunisia October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

A man holds a list of candidates for the Anahda party in Sidi Bou Said, a popular tourist district, north of Tunisia October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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A government employee carries a ballot box as he setups a polling station in Tunis October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A government employee carries a ballot box as he setups a polling station in Tunis October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A government employee carries a ballot box as he setups a polling station in Tunis October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Government employees setup a polling station in Tunis October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Government employees setup a polling station in Tunis October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Government employees setup a polling station in Tunis October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A government employee setups a polling station as a soldier stands guard in Tunis October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A government employee setups a polling station as a soldier stands guard in Tunis October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A government employee setups a polling station as a soldier stands guard in Tunis October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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