Syrians vote during parliamentary elections in Damascus

Polls opened in areas of war torn Syria controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, for a vote that will not be recognised by the United Nations and has been dismissed by regime opponents as illegitimate
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A Syrian man casts his vote at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Damascus on April 13, 2016. Polls opened in areas of war torn Syria controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, for a vote that will not be recognised by the United Nations and has been dismissed by regime opponents as illegitimate. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Syrian woman casts her vote at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Damascus on April 13, 2016. Polls opened in areas of war torn Syria controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, for a vote that will not be recognised by the United Nations and has been dismissed by regime opponents as illegitimate. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Syrian man casts his vote at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Damascus on April 13, 2016. Polls opened in areas of war torn Syria controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, for a vote that will not be recognised by the United Nations and has been dismissed by regime opponents as illegitimate. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Syrians vote at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Damascus on April 13, 2016. Polls opened in areas of war torn Syria controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, for a vote that will not be recognised by the United Nations and has been dismissed by regime opponents as illegitimate. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Syrians prepare a polling station on the eve of the parliamentary elections in Damascus on April 12, 2016. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Syrians register to cast their votes at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Damascus on April 13, 2016. Polls opened in areas of war torn Syria controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, for a vote that will not be recognised by the United Nations and has been dismissed by regime opponents as illegitimate. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Syrian man votes at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Damascus on April 13, 2016. Polls opened in areas of war torn Syria controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, for a vote that will not be recognised by the United Nations and has been dismissed by regime opponents as illegitimate. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Syrian woman shows her ink stained thumb after voting at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Damascus on April 13, 2016. Polls opened in areas of war torn Syria controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, for a vote that will not be recognised by the United Nations and has been dismissed by regime opponents as illegitimate. (AFP/Getty Images)