Gallery: Counting begins in India's mega-election

Officials around India began Thursday the mammoth process of counting the roughly 600 million votes cast in the world's biggest election, with results due later in the day.
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Indian election officials open a seal of a voting machine inside a counting centre in Srinagar on May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked on course May 23 for a major victory in the world's biggest election, with early trends suggesting his Hindu nationalist party will win a bigger majority even than 2014.
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An Indian election official shows an open Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to polling agents at a counting centre in Ghaziabad on May 23, 2019.
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Indian election officials count votes inside a counting centre in Srinagar on May 23, 2019.
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An Indian election official brings an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at a counting centre in Faridabad in the northern Indian state of Haryana on May 23, 2019.
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An Indian election official shows an open Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to polling agents at a counting centre in Ghaziabad on May 23, 2019.
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Indian officials inspect an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) during a votes counting process at a booth in Mumbai on May 23, 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked on course for a major victory in India's election, with early trends from the election commission showing a clear lead for his party.
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Indian election officials check an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) on the vote results day for India's general election at a polling counting centre in Chennai on May 23, 2019.
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An Indian security personnel stands guard at a counting centre in Srinagar on May 23, 2019.