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Elections continue throughout India

Indian voters have continued to line up to cast their ballots in polling stations across the country. The nation’s 814 million-strong electorate is taking part in the world’s biggest election, which is expected to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power, against the backdrop of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest.

Elections continue throughout India
Indian voters, mostly belonging to the Muslim community in the city of Mathura in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, line up to vote at a local polling station on April 24, 2014. India's 814-million-strong electorate is voting in the world's biggest election which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest. (AFP/Getty Images)
Elections continue throughout India
An Indian woman casts her vote at a polling booth in Alwar, Rajasthan on April 24, 2014. India's 814-million-strong electorate is voting in the world's biggest election which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest. (AFP/Getty Images)
Elections continue throughout India
A disabled Indian man comes out of a polling booth after casting his vote in Alwar, Rajasthan on April 24, 2014. India's 814-million-strong electorate is voting in the world's biggest election which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest. (AFP/Getty Images)
Elections continue throughout India
Indian women wait to cast their votes at a polling booth in Hasanpur in Alwar, Rajasthan on April 24, 2014. India's 814-million-strong electorate is voting in the world's biggest election which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest. (AFP/Getty Images)
Elections continue throughout India
A polling officer marks the finger of an Indian woman at a polling booth in Gailpur in Alwar, Rajasthan on April 24, 2014. India's 814-million-strong electorate is voting in the world's biggest election which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest. (AFP/Getty Images)
Elections continue throughout India
Indian voters queue outside a polling station to cast their ballot in Siliguri on April 17, 2014. India is hosting its biggest day of voting in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling Congress party from defeat to opposition Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi. Voters lined up at 7:00 am (0130 GMT) in 121 constituencies across a dozen states where more than 195 million voters are eligible to cast ballots in the largest single day of polling in the five-week election which ends May 12. (AFP/Getty Images)
Elections continue throughout India
An Indian voter leaves his thumb print as his signature on a voters' ledger at a local polling station in the village of Sambhar in the Indian state of Rajasthan on April 17, 2014. India hosted its biggest day of voting with the ruling Congress party battling to stem a further slide in the polls against the opposition Hindu nationalists after another week of damaging headlines. Voters lined up at 7:00 am (0130 GMT) in 121 constituencies across a dozen states on the sixth day of staggered voting in the election extravaganza which ends with results on May 16. (AFP/Getty Images)
Elections continue throughout India
An illiterate Indian voter marks a register with her thumb-print at a polling station in the Shirgaon village of Pune district, some 130 kms south-east of Mumbai on April 17, 2014. India is hosting its biggest day of voting in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling Congress party from defeat to opposition Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi. Voters lined up at 7:00 am (0130 GMT) in 121 constituencies across a dozen states where more than 195 million voters are eligible to cast ballots in the largest single day of polling in the five-week election which ends May 12. (AFP/Getty Images)
Elections continue throughout India
A man looks on as he waits in line to vote while holding his voting card at a local polling station in the city of Mathura in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on April 24, 2014. India's 814-million-strong electorate is voting in the world's biggest election which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest. (AFP/Getty Images)