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First day of Sudan's general elections

2010-04-12 03:35:37 GMT2010-04-12 11:35:37 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People wait to vote at a polling station in Juba, the capital of south Sudan, on April 11, 2010. Over four million voters in south Sudan will not only vote out the country's president, but also the president of south Sudan's Government during the three-day Sudanese elections which started Sunday. (Xinhua/UNMIS/Tim McKulka)

A woman votes at a polling station in Juba, the capital of south Sudan, on April 11, 2010. Over four million voters in south Sudan will not only vote out the country's president, but also the president of south Sudan's Government during the three-day Sudanese elections which started Sunday. (Xinhua/UNMIS/Tim McKulka)

A man waits to vote at a polling station in Juba, the capital of south Sudan, on April 11, 2010. Over four million voters in south Sudan will not only vote out the country's president, but also the president of south Sudan's Government during the three-day Sudanese elections which started Sunday. (Xinhua/UNMIS/Tim McKulka)

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki (C), chairman of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel on Sudan, inspects the voting process at a polling station in Omdurman, Sudan, on April 11, 2010. Sudan's general elections proceeded calmly on Sunday, the first day of the first multi-party elections in the African country in more than 24 years, despite some technical and logistical problems at some polling stations. (Xinhua/Zhang Ning)

A voter gets ballots at a polling station in Khartoum, capital of Sudan, April 11, 2010. Voting process started in Sudan on Sunday where Sudanese people began casting their votes to select their representative for the presidency, state governors and legislative council in first multi-party elections in the country in more than 24 years.(Xinhua/Zhang Ning)

Sudan's general elections proceeded calmly on Sunday, the first day of the first multi-party elections in the African country in more than 24 years, despite some technical and logistical problems at some polling stations.

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