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Elections in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, Harare
A man in Harare hands out a newsletter distributed by the Zimbabwean opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change, updating its supporters on the latest results on the elections. (Bishop Asare / EPA)
Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, Harare
The newsletter touts the policies of the opposition candidate, Morgan Tsvangirai. (Bishop Asare / EPA)
Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean children sit on a Harare wall covered with posters of President Robert Mugabe. Rumors flying around Harare -- most involving Mugabe’s departure, dignified or otherwise -- have chipped away at the president’s aura of invincibility. (Bishop Asare / EPA)
Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe
Mugabe, shown here addressing an election rally in Gweru, has held power for 28 years. (Bishop Asare / EPA)
Morgan Tsvangirai, Bulwayo, Zimbabwe
Opposition candidate Tsvangirai at a pre-election rally in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. (Bishop Asare / EPA)
Tendai Biti, Zimbabwe
Tendai Biti, secretary-general of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, discusses election results at a news conference in Harare. “We maintain that we have won the presidential election outright without the need for a runoff,” Biti said, according to the Associated Press. (Alexander Joe AFP/Getty Images)
A Zimbabwean woman reads The Herald daily in Harare. (Alexander Joe AFP/Getty Images)
Zimbabwe elections
Zimbabwean mothers come out of a bread line in Harare. Food has been scarce in the nation. (Alexander Joe AFP/Getty Images)
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
A woman takes care of her sick grandchild in a squatter settlement near Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She was forced to relocate when 90,000 homes were demolished in a 2005 government slum clean-up campaign which affected 2.5 million people. Today, a third of the population depends on imported food handouts. (Associated Press)
Zimbabwe elections
A torn election poster with a portrait of President Mugabe is seen outside the country’s Reserve Bank Building in Harare. A combination of poverty, hunger and hyperinflation that have made Zimbabweans’ lives intolerable could result in Mugabe’s ouster. (Mujahid Safodien / Associated Press)
Men in uniform are a common sight on the streets of Zimbabwe, but the uniforms are often threadbare and the soldiers and police hitchhike to get around. (Mujahid Safodien / Associated Press)
A man who fixes bicycle tires sits next to Mugabe posters. (Desmond Kwande AFP/Getty Images)