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Pakistani Presidential candidates submit nominations

Election to take place on 30 July instead of 6 August

Pakistani Presidential candidates submit nominations
Pakistani presidential candidates Mamnoon Hussain (right) and Raza Rabbani (left) shake hands after submitting their nomination papers at the High Court in Islamabad. The election will now take place on 30 July instead of 6 August, as the latter date will see many pilgrims from Pakistan traveling to Mekkah for Ramadan. (Getty Images)
Pakistani Presidential candidates submit nominations
Senator Raza Rabbani is the candidate of opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), and will attempt to become the replacement for President Asif Ali Zardari. (Getty Images)
Pakistani Presidential candidates submit nominations
Mamnoon Hussain is the candidate of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N (PMLN). (Getty Images)
Pakistani Presidential candidates submit nominations
Senator Rabbani submits his nomination paper at the High Court in preparation for the election. (Getty Images)
Pakistani Presidential candidates submit nominations
Hussain submits his nomination paper at the High Court in preparation for the election. (Getty Images)
Pakistani Presidential candidates submit nominations
Asif Ali Zardari is the eleventh and current President of Pakistan.. Here he is pictured with a photograph of his late wife, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. (Getty Images)
Pakistani Presidential candidates submit nominations
Earlier this year Zardari visited Great Britain for trilateral talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. As co-chairman of the PPP, Zardari will hope Senator Rabbani will succeed him in the post. (Getty Images)