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In pictures: Voting begins in the world's biggest election - Indians head to the polls

Some 900 million Indians can vote between April 11 and May 19 from the troubled snowy peaks of Kashmir to Rajasthan's deserts and the tropical Andaman Islands.

In pictures: Voting begins in the world's biggest election - Indians head to the polls
An Indian lambadi tribeswoman shows her ink-marked finger after voting at a polling station during India's general election at Pedda Shapur village on the outskirts of Hyderabad on April 11, 2019.
In pictures: Voting begins in the world's biggest election - Indians head to the polls
Indian Muslim women walk back after casting their vote at a polling station during the India's general election in Kawaal village near Muzaffarnagar, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on April 11, 2019.
In pictures: Voting begins in the world's biggest election - Indians head to the polls
An Indian Catholic nun votes in a booth at a polling station during India's general election in Hyderabad on April 11, 2019.
In pictures: Voting begins in the world's biggest election - Indians head to the polls
Security personnel stand guard as people line up to vote at a polling station during India's general election in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019.
In pictures: Voting begins in the world's biggest election - Indians head to the polls
People register to vote at a polling station during India's general election in Hyderabad on April 11, 2019.
In pictures: Voting begins in the world's biggest election - Indians head to the polls
People line up to vote next to security personnel at a polling station during India's general election in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019.
In pictures: Voting begins in the world's biggest election - Indians head to the polls
An election officer marks the finger of a voter at a polling station during India's general election in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019.
In pictures: Voting begins in the world's biggest election - Indians head to the polls
People line up to vote at a polling station during India's general election in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019.
In pictures: Voting begins in the world's biggest election - Indians head to the polls
An Indian security officer gestures as he gives instructions to people waiting in a line to vote at a polling station during India's general election in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019.
In pictures: Voting begins in the world's biggest election - Indians head to the polls
Indian voters queue to cast their vote at a polling station during India's general election in Samuguri, some 155 km from Guwahati, the capital city of Indias northeastern state of Assam, on April 11, 2019.