Best of News

Keywords

A Pakistani army soldier stands guard as election officials load... News PhotoArmy,Army Soldier,Election,Horizontal,Islamabad,Material,Pakistan,Politics,Polling Place,Preparation,Standing,Station,TransportationPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA Pakistani army soldier stands guard as election officials load electoral materials onto a truck prior to its transporation for polling stations for the forthcoming parliamentary elections, in Islamabad on May 3, 2013. Pakistan will deploy more than 600,000 security personnel during next week's general election to guard against Taliban attacks that have marred campaigning. The May 11 polls will mark the first time that a civilian government has completed a full five-year term and handed over to an elected successor, in a country ruled by the military for half its 66-year history. AFP PHOTO/Aamir QURESHI (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)