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Panjshir Elections | by peretzp
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Panjshir Elections

On the top right, you see this candidates electoral icon. It's 4 lions. Since most people are illiterate, the are taught to identify candidates on the voting ballot by icons. The icons are supposed to be assigned at random, but no one wants to be an onion. So you can pay, as the rumor goes, to get a more favorable icon. This guy is from the Panjshir valley, so the lions suit (and probably cost) him.

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Taken on February 11, 2011