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Mauritania Votes - 11 Mar 2007
Mauritania Votes - 11 Mar 2007
MAURITANIA ELECTION/
RTR1NEW6
March 13, 2007
A Mauritanian Bedouin leaves his tent to vote in the nomad settlement of Lgragara, some 500 kilometers...
CHENGUETTI, Mauritania
A Mauritanian Bedouin leaves his tent to vote in the nomad settlement of Lgragara
A Mauritanian Bedouin leaves his tent to vote in the nomad settlement of Lgragara, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) north east of the capital, Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians voted on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. Picture taken March 11, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTIONS/
RTR1NE8B
March 12, 2007
Presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi waves to a crowd during a campaign rally in...
Nouakchott, Mauritania
Presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi waves to a crowd during a campaign rally in...
Presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi waves to a crowd during a campaign rally in Nouakchott March 8, 2007. Abdallahi, 68, one of Mauritania's most experienced economists, and veteran opposition figure Ahmed Ould Daddah, 64, will face off in a second round vote for the presidency on March 25, after an election on Sunday failed to produce an absolute majority winner. Picture taken March 8, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1NEVT
March 13, 2007
A Mauritanian soldier checks a woman's documents outside a polling station in the ancient desert town...
CHENGUETTI, Mauritania
A Mauritanian soldier checks a woman's documents outside a polling station in the ancient desert town...
A Mauritanian soldier checks a woman's documents outside a polling station in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) north east of the capital, Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians voted on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. Picture taken March 11, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA ELECTION/
RTR1NEWB
March 13, 2007
A Mauritanian woman with her right index finger marked by indelible ink holds her identity documents...
CHENGUETTI, Mauritania
A Mauritanian woman leaves a polling station after voting in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti
A Mauritanian woman with her right index finger marked by indelible ink holds her identity documents leaves a polling station after voting in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) north east of the capital, Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians voted on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. Picture taken March 11, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1NEVN
March 13, 2007
A Mauritanian woman waits to vote at a polling station in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some...
CHENGUETTI, Mauritania
A Mauritanian woman waits to vote at a polling station in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti
A Mauritanian woman waits to vote at a polling station in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) north east of the capital, Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians voted on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. Picture taken March 11, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION
RTR1NCGZ
March 11, 2007
A man steps behind a burtain to cast his ballot at a polling station in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti,...
CHENGUETTI, Mauritania
A man steps behind a burtain to cast his ballot at a polling station in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti...
A man steps behind a burtain to cast his ballot at a polling station in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) north east of the capital, Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians began voting on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1NCGM
March 11, 2007
A woman is watched by electoral officials as she casts her ballot at a polling station in the ancient...
CHENGUETTI, Mauritania
A woman is watched by electoral officials as casts her ballot at a polling station in the ancient desert...
A woman is watched by electoral officials as she casts her ballot at a polling station in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) north east of the capital, Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians began voting on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTIONS/
RTR1NE87
March 12, 2007
Presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attends a campaign rally in Nouakchott March...
Nouakchott, Mauritania
Presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attends a campaign rally in Nouakchott
Presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attends a campaign rally in Nouakchott March 8, 2007. Abdallahi, 68, one of Mauritania's most experienced economists, and veteran opposition figure Ahmed Ould Daddah, 64, will face off in a second round vote for the presidency on March 25, after an election on Sunday failed to produce an absolute majority winner. Picture taken March 8, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1NCGH
March 11, 2007
A man holding his identity card and with his left index finger marked with indelible ink leaves a polling...
CHENGUETTI, Mauritania
A Mauritanian man leaves a polling station after voting in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti
A man holding his identity card and with his left index finger marked with indelible ink leaves a polling station after voting in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) north east of the capital, Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians began voting on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1NCJ9
March 11, 2007
Soldiers guard a polling station as voters wait to cast their ballots in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti,...
CHENGUETTI, Mauritania
Soldiers guard a polling station as voters wait to cast their ballots in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti...
Soldiers guard a polling station as voters wait to cast their ballots in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) north east of the capital, Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians began voting on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1NCKG
March 11, 2007
A Mauritanian woman holding her identity card leaves a polling station as others wait to cast their ballots...
CHENGUETTI, Mauritania
A Mauritanian woman holding her identity card leaves a polling station as others wait to cast their ballots...
A Mauritanian woman holding her identity card leaves a polling station as others wait to cast their ballots in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) north east of the capital, Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians began voting on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1NE67
March 12, 2007
Men in traditional dress stand by the roadside on a mountain pass between the desert towns of Chenguetti...
None, Mauritania
Men in traditional dress stand by the roadside on a mountain pass between the desert towns of Chenguetti...
Men in traditional dress stand by the roadside on a mountain pass between the desert towns of Chenguetti and Atar in the Adrar region, some 500 km (300 miles) northeast of the capital Nouakchott, March 12, 2007. Mauritania's presidential election will be decided in a second round on March 25 after no candidate won more than 50 percent of the votes in a first round poll on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION
RTR1NCJX
March 11, 2007
A Mauritanian soldier guards a polling station as voters wait to cast their ballots in the ancient desert...
CHENGUETTI, Mauritania
A Mauritanian soldier guards a polling station as voters wait to cast their ballots in the ancient desert...
A Mauritanian soldier guards a polling station as voters wait to cast their ballots in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) north east of the capital, Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians began voting on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA- ELECTION/
RTR1NAL6
March 09, 2007
Youths look at a sandy football pitch beside a mosque in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott March 9, 2007....
Nouakchott, Mauritania
Youths look at a sandy football pitch beside a mosque in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott
Youths look at a sandy football pitch beside a mosque in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott March 9, 2007. Mauritania's armed forces will respect the authority of the new civilian president to be elected in Sunday's landmark polls in the Saharan Islamic state, the outgoing military ruler said on Friday. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1N94B
March 08, 2007
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attend a final campaign...
Nouakchott, Mauritania
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attend rally in Nouakchott...
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attend a final campaign rally in the capital Nouakchott March 8, 2007. The bedouin tents and camels featuring on ballot papers in Mauritania are part of a nomadic way of life in this Saharan Islamic state, where a presidential election on Sunday will restore civilian rule. REUTERS/Finbarr O'reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1N959
March 08, 2007
Vehicle tail lights illuminate Mauritanian youths as they leave a campaign rally for presidential candidate...
Nouakchott, Mauritania
Vehicle tail lights illuminate Mauritanian youths as they leave a campaign rally in Nouakchott
Vehicle tail lights illuminate Mauritanian youths as they leave a campaign rally for presidential candidate Zeine Ould Zeidane, a former central bank governor, in the capital Nouakchott March 8, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA- ELECTION/
RTR1NAFX
March 09, 2007
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Saleh Ould Mohamedou Ould Hanana attend a final campaign...
Nouakchott, Mauritania
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Saleh Ould Mohamedou Ould Hanana attend a final campaign...
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Saleh Ould Mohamedou Ould Hanana attend a final campaign rally in the capital Nouakchott March 9, 2007. Mauritania's armed forces will respect the authority of a new civilian president to be elected on Sunday, the Saharan Islamic state's outgoing military ruler said on Friday. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1NCJR
March 11, 2007
An elderly woman is led by a family member to a polling station in the remote desert oasis settlement...
ETKEMKEMET, Mauritania
An elderly woman is led by her daughter to a polling station in the remote desert oasis settlement of...
An elderly woman is led by a family member to a polling station in the remote desert oasis settlement of Etkemkemet, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) north east of the capital, Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians began voting on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1NE68
March 12, 2007
A man in traditional dress smokes by the roadside on a mountain pass between the desert towns of Chenguetti...
None, Mauritania
A man in traditional dress smokes by the roadside on a mountain pass between the desert towns of Chenguetti...
A man in traditional dress smokes by the roadside on a mountain pass between the desert towns of Chenguetti and Atar in the Adrar region, some 500 km (300 miles) northeast of the capital Nouakchott, March 12, 2007. Mauritania's presidential election will be decided in a second round on March 25 after no candidate won more than 50 percent of the votes in a first round poll on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1NBUI
March 10, 2007
Men in traditional dress pass on a street in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some 500 km (300...
CHENGUETTI, Mauritania
Men in traditional dress pass on the street in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti
Men in traditional dress pass on a street in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some 500 km (300 miles) northeast of the capital Nouakchott, March 10, 2007. Some 1.2 million Mauritanians are eligible to vote in presidential elections on Sunday and many will travel long distances across the desert to cast their ballots. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1ND9K
March 11, 2007
Prints left by voters' fingers marked with indelible ink stain the doorway of a polling station guarded...
CHENGUETTI, Mauritania
Prints left by voters' fingers marked with indelible ink stain the doorway of a polling station guarded...
Prints left by voters' fingers marked with indelible ink stain the doorway of a polling station guarded by a soldier in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some 500 km (300 miles) northeast of the capital Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians began voting on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1ND9C
March 11, 2007
A Bedouin leaves his tent to vote in the nomad settlement of Lgragara, some 500 km (300 miles) northeast...
Mauritania
A Bedouin leaves his tent to vote in the nomad settlement of Lgragara
A Bedouin leaves his tent to vote in the nomad settlement of Lgragara, some 500 km (300 miles) northeast of the capital Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians voted on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA-ELECTION/
RTR1ND93
March 11, 2007
A blind woman sits on the floor of a polling station as her husband (L) exits a voting booth in the nomad...
Lgragara, Mauritania
A blind woman sits on the floor of a polling station as her husband (L) exits a voting booth in the nomad...
A blind woman sits on the floor of a polling station as her husband (L) exits a voting booth in the nomad settlement of Lgragara, some 500 km (300 miles) northeast of the capital Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians voted on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA ELECTION/
RTR1NEWJ
March 13, 2007
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attend a final campaign...
Nouakchott, Mauritania
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attend a final campaign...
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attend a final campaign rally in the capital Nouakchott, March 8, 2007. Abdallahi, one of Mauritania's most experienced economists, and veteran opposition figure Ahmed Ould Daddah, 64, will face off in a second round vote for the presidency on March 25, after an election on Sunday failed to produce an absolute majority winner. Picture taken March 8, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA ELECTION/
RTR1NEWI
March 13, 2007
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attend a final campaign...
Nouakchott, Mauritania
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attend a final campaign...
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attend a final campaign rally in the capital Nouakchott, March 8, 2007. Abdallahi, one of Mauritania's most experienced economists, and veteran opposition figure Ahmed Ould Daddah, 64, will face off in a second round vote for the presidency on March 25, after an election on Sunday failed to produce an absolute majority winner. Picture taken March 8, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA ELECTION/
RTR1NEWE
March 13, 2007
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attend a final campaign...
Nouakchott, Mauritania
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attend a final campaign...
Supporters of Mauritanian presidential candidate Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi attend a final campaign rally in the capital Nouakchott, March 8, 2007. Abdallahi, one of Mauritania's most experienced economists, and veteran opposition figure Ahmed Ould Daddah, 64, will face off in a second round vote for the presidency on March 25, after an election on Sunday failed to produce an absolute majority winner. Picture taken March 8, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA ELECTION/
RTR1NEW4
March 13, 2007
Mauritanian women wait to vote outside a polling station in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some...
CHENGUETTI, Mauritania
Mauritanian women wait to vote outside a polling station in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti
Mauritanian women wait to vote outside a polling station in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) north east of the capital, Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians voted on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. Picture taken March 11, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
MAURITANIA ELECTION/
RTR1NEVZ
March 13, 2007
Mauritanian women show their index fingers marked by indelible ink outside a polling station in the ancient...
CHENGUETTI, Mauritania
Mauritanian women show their index fingers marked by indelible ink outside a polling station in the ancient...
Mauritanian women show their index fingers marked by indelible ink outside a polling station in the ancient desert town of Chenguetti, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) north east of the capital, Nouakchott, March 11, 2007. Mauritanians voted on Sunday to choose a president and restore civilian rule to the Saharan Islamic state after 19 months under a military junta. Picture taken March 11, 2007. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (MAURITANIA)
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