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Posted at 8:51 AM ET, 02/18/2011

Uganda elections start with millions coming out to vote (Photos)

By Melissa Bell
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Ugandan voters wait in line at a polling station in the capital Kampala. Some 14 million voters started voting on Friday. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP)

The Associated Press reports:

Millions of Ugandans have come out to vote in the east African nation's presidential ballot pitting the country's long-serving president Yoweri Museveni against his former ally and personal physician, Kizza Besigye.
Voters in Uganda faced the choice Friday of extending their president's 25-year grip on power or joining the anti-incumbent wave sweeping Africa and the Middle East and voting Museveni out of office.
There were reports that polling was delayed and Besigye has threatened protests if the voting results are tampered with. He insists Uganda is ready for an Egypt-style revolt.

Read the rest of the Uganda story here.

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A Ugandan police officer walks to cast his ballot at a polling center in Rushere. (Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)
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A supporter of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, with his body painted yellow, attends the last presidential campaign rally in the capital Kampala. (James Akena/Reuters)
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A Ugandan voter carries a ballot paper in Kampala. (Roberto Schmidt/Reuters)
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Supporters of Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye leap over one another ahead of a car convoy carrying the presidential candidate in Kampala. (Roberto Schmidt/Reuters)
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Opposition leader Kizza Besigye and his wife, Winnie, wave to supporters as they ride through Kampala.(Roberto Schmidt/Reuters)
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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and his wife, Janet, wave to supporters on arrival at the last campaign rally in the capital Kampala. (James Akena/Reuters)

By Melissa Bell  | February 18, 2011; 8:51 AM ET
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