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Congo elections mostly peaceful, but fraught with problems

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Jerome Delay/AP

(Read caption) Supporters of oppositions candidate Etienne Tshisekedi parade what they claim are badly printed photocopies of election ballots they say they found in the Bandal commune in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Polls opened today in Congo's capital as the government of this nation pummeled by war vowed to go ahead with its much-anticipated presidential and parliamentary election despite massive logistical challenges.

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Voting has begun peacefully in much of the country, with high turnout in many areas (including Bukavu, where I am). 


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