IN PICS: Kuwait elections

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Kuwaitis voted in a parliamentary election on Saturday that they hoped would bring in fresh faces able to bury political feuds and push through economic reforms. Here Kuwaiti policemen salute Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah (2nd-R) as he tours a polling station in Jahra, 40 kilometres south of Kuwait City, on May 17. (Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti women arrive to cast their votes for the parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kuwait City on May 17. Kuwait has a native population of just over one million while the number of eligible voters is around 361,700, including 200,500 women or 55.4% and these voters will go to the polls to choose a new 50-member parliament. (Getty Images)
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Jassem Al-Khurafi, speaker of the dissolved Kuwaiti parliament, casts his vote for the parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kuwait City on May 17. (Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti Islamist candidate Khaled Sultan bin Issa (R) and his representative Hamad Al-Namash arrive to cast their votes for the parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kuwait City on May 17. (Getty Images)
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Women cast their votes at a polling station in Kuwait City on May 17. (Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti men display campaign stickers for the candidate Awdeh Awdeh outside a polling station in Kuwait City on May 17. (Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti men supporting the candidate Mansur Ahmed Al-Muhareb stand outside a polling station in Kuwait City on May 17. (Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti women supporting the candidate Jamal Al-Kandari talk on their mobile phones outside a polling station in Kuwait City on May 17. (Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti women stand in front of a billboard displaying the names of Kuwaiti candidates in the second constituency outside a polling station in Kuwait City on May 17. (Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti children join their fathers at a parliamentary election rally held in a huge tent in Al-Jahraa, 40 kilometres north of Kuwait City on May 10. (Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti Islamist candidate Walid Tabtabae speaks during an election campaign in Kuwait City on May 8. (Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti candidate Fatima Al-Abdali speaks during an election campaign in Kuwait City on May 5. (Getty Images)
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A barrier separates Kuwaiti men and women as they attend a parliamentary election rally in Abdullah Al-Salem district in Kuwait City on May 3. (Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti candidate Rola Dashti looks on during a conference in Kuwait City's Jaberiya neighbourhood, late on April 26. Kuwaiti women are optimistic of winning seats in the legislative elections, but analysts believe their chances are slim for lack of political support. (Getty Images)
Sat 17 May 2008 04:06 PM GST
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