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Afghan elections: Inside an Afghan women's polling station

5 April 2014 Last updated at 11:46 BST

Afghans have begun voting for a new president in what will be the nation's first ever transfer of power through the ballot box.

The BBC's Karen Allen reports from a polling station for women in Mazar-i-Sharif, in northern Afghanistan. Such is the desire to vote there, that a glass door was smashed following a surge of people.