1. For the Ages

    Pakistan Votes in Historic Election

    Pakistani women line up outside a polling station waiting to cast their ballots in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Saturday, May 11, 2013. Defying the danger of militant attacks, Pakistanis streamed to the polls Saturday for a historic vote pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister and an unpopular incumbent. But attacks that killed and wounded dozens of people underlined the risks many people took just casting their ballots. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)

    Outside polling station in Hyderabab on Saturday. (Pervez Masih/AP)

    Polls opened in Pakistan on Saturday for its first transition between civilian governments in its 66-year history. Lines grew so long that voting was extended by one hour throughout the country. But doubts about the election's potential success linger, and violence at political offices and polling stations has occurred (in the day's worst incident, 11 people were killed in a bombing in Karachi). The attacks appear to be the culmination of Pakistan's ongoing violence in the days leading up to the election, during which more than 100 people were killed. Troops were deployed to polling sites to prevent suicide attacks threatened by the Taliban.

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