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A beggar lays on the street after a political rally by the ethnic Hazara presidential candidate, Ramazan Bashardost, in a market in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 14, 2009. Presidential and provincial council elections took place on August 20 amidst insecurity and Taliban intimidation. After allegations of fraud, a run off election was scheduled for November 7 between favorites Hamid Karzai and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, however Dr. Abdullah withdrew before the second round and Karzai was named president for second term. Photo by Adam Ferguson/VII Mentor Program