India opens world's biggest vote

Updated: Apr 07, 2014 23:04 IST

People stand in queue to cast their votes during the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Mandai, Tripura, on Monday. India began the world's largest election Monday, with voters in the remote northeast making their way past lush rice paddies and over rickety bamboo bridges to reach the polls. The country's 814-million electorate will vote in stages over the next five weeks. (AP photo)
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People stand in queue to cast their votes during the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Mandai, Tripura, on Monday. India began the world's largest election Monday, with voters in the remote northeast making their way past lush rice paddies and over rickety bamboo bridges to reach the polls. The country's 814-million electorate will vote in stages over the next five weeks. (AP photo)

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