Malians flock to vote in bid to rebuild broke nation

A woman casts her vote at a polling station on July 28, 2013 in Timbuktu. Malians defied Islamist death threats to vote Sunday for a president expected to usher in a new dawn of peace and stability in the conflict-scarred nation. Voters have a choice of 27 candidates in the first election since last year's military coup upended ône of the region's most stable democracies as Islamist militants hijacked a separatist uprising to seize a vast swathe in the desert north of the country. AFP PHOTO /





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