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Afghanistan prepares for election

Afghanistan’s electorate are gearing up for a run-off vote to decide the next leader of their country. Huge rallies are taking place across the country in support of presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, who will compete in the election which takes place on 14 June.

Afghanistan prepares for election
A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah waves a blue flag during an election campaign rally in Qalay-i-Naw city, in the Badghis province of Afghanistan, on June 2, 2014. Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will compete in the run-off of the Afghan elections on June 14 to determine who will lead Afghanistan into a new era without the assistance of NATO combat troops to help fight the Taliban insurgency. (AFP/Getty Images)
Afghanistan prepares for election
Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah chant slogans as they gather during an election campaign rally in Qalay-i-Naw city, in the Badghis province of Afghanistan, on June 2, 2014. Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will compete in the run-off of the Afghan elections on June 14 to determine who will lead Afghanistan into a new era without the assistance of NATO combat troops to help fight the Taliban insurgency. (AFP/Getty Images)
Afghanistan prepares for election
Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah gather during an election campaign rally in Qalay-i-Naw city, in the Badghis province of Afghanistan, on June 2, 2014. Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will compete in the run-off of the Afghan elections on June 14 to determine who will lead Afghanistan into a new era without the assistance of NATO combat troops to help fight the Taliban insurgency. (AFP/Getty Images)
Afghanistan prepares for election
Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah gather around his car as he arrives for an election campaign rally in Qalay-i-Naw city, in the Badghis province of Afghanistan, on June 2, 2014. Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will compete in the run-off of the Afghan elections on June 14 to determine who will lead Afghanistan into a new era without the assistance of NATO combat troops to help fight the Taliban insurgency. (AFP/Getty Images)
Afghanistan prepares for election
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah gestures as he greets supporters during an election campaign rally in Qalay-i-Naw city, in the Badghis province of Afghanistan, on June 2, 2014. Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will compete in the run-off of the Afghan elections on June 14 to determine who will lead Afghanistan into a new era without the assistance of NATO combat troops to help fight the Taliban insurgency. (AFP/Getty Images)
Afghanistan prepares for election
A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah poses during an election campaign rally in Chaghcharan city, in the Ghor province of Afghanistan, on June 2, 2014. Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will compete in the run-off of the Afghan elections on June 14 to determine who will lead Afghanistan into a new era without the assistance of NATO combat troops to help fight the Taliban insurgency. (AFP/Getty Images)
Afghanistan prepares for election
Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah gather during an election campaign rally in Chaghcharan city, in the Ghor province of Afghanistan, on June 2, 2014. Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will compete in the run-off of the Afghan elections on June 14 to determine who will lead Afghanistan into a new era without the assistance of NATO combat troops to help fight the Taliban insurgency. (AFP/Getty Images)
Afghanistan prepares for election
A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah looks on during an election campaign rally in Chaghcharan city, in the Ghor province of Afghanistan, on June 2, 2014. Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will compete in the run-off of the Afghan elections on June 14 to determine who will lead Afghanistan into a new era without the assistance of NATO combat troops to help fight the Taliban insurgency. (AFP/Getty Images)
Afghanistan prepares for election
Afghan security personnel stand guard during an election campaign rally for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, in Chaghcharan city, in the Ghor province of Afghanistan, on June 2, 2014. Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will compete in the run-off of the Afghan elections on June 14 to determine who will lead Afghanistan into a new era without the assistance of NATO combat troops to help fight the Taliban insurgency. (AFP/Getty Images)
Afghanistan prepares for election
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (C) greets supporters as he arrives ahead of an election campaign rally in Chaghcharan city, in the Ghor province of Afghanistan, on June 2, 2014. Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will compete in the run-off of the Afghan elections on June 14 to determine who will lead Afghanistan into a new era without the assistance of NATO combat troops to help fight the Taliban insurgency. (AFP/Getty Images)
Afghanistan prepares for election
Tens of thousands of Afghans gather at Herat stadium during campaign rally of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah in the northwestern city of Herat on April 1, 2014. Afghanistan will vote on April 5 to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai and to decide the make-up of 34 provincial councils in elections seen as a benchmark of progress since the Taliban were ousted from power in 2001. (AFP/Getty Images)
Afghanistan prepares for election
Afghan youths cheer during a campaign rally for presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah in the northwestern city of Herat on April 1, 2014. Afghanistan will vote on April 5 to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai and to decide the make-up of 34 provincial councils in elections seen as a benchmark of progress since the Taliban were ousted from power in 2001. (AFP/Getty Images)
Afghanistan prepares for election
An Afghan man watches the crowd supporting presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah during a campaign rally at a stadium in the northwestern city of Herat on April 1, 2014. Afghanistan will vote on April 5 to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai and to decide the make-up of 34 provincial councils in elections seen as a benchmark of progress since the Taliban were ousted from power in 2001. (AFP/Getty Images)