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Afghan vote fraud watchdog orders recounts






An Afghan man pushes a ballot box at the Independent Election Commission in Kabul on August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
An Afghan man pushes a ballot box at the Independent Election Commission in Kabul on August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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