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[Kiming, India; October 13. Image via Getty]

An Indian Nishi tribeswomen carries her child as she queues to cast her vote at a polling station in the village of Kiming, some 30kms froms Itanagar on October 13, 2009, for state assembly election polls in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. Three Indian states went to the polls in the first test for the ruling Congress party alliance since it won a thumping general election victory in May on promises of economic reform. Campaigning for state elections in Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh focused on relief for drought-hit areas after a poor monsoon, electricity shortages, unemployment and rising food prices. The Congress power trio of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi toured the states ahead of voting, with much attention focused on the vast city of Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra. AFP PHOTO/Diptendu DUTTA (Photo credit should read DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images)


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