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Afghans Risk Literal Life and Limb to Vote Despite Taliban Threats
In a historic moment, millions of Afghan voters flocked to the polls in two rounds of voting to elect their new president. Taliban militants, meanwhile, targeted children and the elderly in an attempt to intimidate voters. Pending the results, this election will mark the fledgling democracy’s first peaceful transition of power, representing a vote not only for a president but also for the nation’s future.