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Pakistan-unrest-vote-politics-women, FOCUS by Sami Zubeiri A... News PhotoBillboard,Election,Horizontal,Islamabad,Message,Pakistan,PoliticsPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTO GO WITH Pakistan-unrest-vote-politics-women, FOCUS by Sami Zubeiri A horse-driven cart passes by an electoral billboard with the message 'Pakistan is calling, your country your future,' in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, on April 24, 2013. Next month's elections should mark the first democratic transition of power in Pakistan, but Taliban threats, social taboos and poor organisation will deprive millions of women their right to vote.There are more than 85 million registered voters for May 11 -- 37 million women and 48 million men -- in a country ruled by generals for half its life and where military coups have repeatedly interrupted democracy. AFP PHOTO/Aamir QURESHI (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)