In pictures: Indonesia parliamentary elections

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image captionPeople across Indonesia are casting their ballots to elect representatives in national and local parliaments.
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image captionSome 187 million Indonesians are eligible to vote, with nearly 22 million people voting for the first time.
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image captionSome 19,000 seats are being contested across the country, including 560 seats in the national parliament. Here in Denpasar, Bali, these residents waited to cast their ballots.
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image captionThe country has declared Wednesday a public holiday to encourage high voter turn-out.
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image captionA man shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote at a polling station in Denpasar, in Bali.
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image captionThe polls were expected to be largely peaceful despite fears of violence in the western Aceh province following a series of politically-linked attacks last week.
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image captionThe election will determine which parties meet the threshold to field candidates in the presidential election on 9 July.
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image captionPopular Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, widely seen by many as the next president, represents the opposition Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), which is expected to make substantial gains.
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image captionIndonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is constitutionally barred from seeking a third presidential term. His Democratic Party is expected to see its support fall.

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