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Burma holds it's first free elections for 25 years

Voters line up outside a Buddhist prayer hall at dawn.

A man casts his vote as golden Buddhas look on.

Monks and other supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi watch results on TV in the streets of Mandalay.

Voters in a mixed Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu neighbourhood queue to cast their ballots. Muslim candidates were prevented from standing for election in Aung San Suu Kyi's party by right-wing buddhist party members.

A Muslim man waits to cast his ballot in Mandalay. Muslims reported being struck off voter rolls after being forced to declare their religion on identity documents.

Election scrutineers receive training.

Children buy stickers, t-shirts and bandanas to show their support for democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

A Muslim woman waits to vote. One million members of the Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority group have been rendered stateless and are ineligible to vote.

Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi celebrate in Mandalay.

Voters scream with excitement as they watch election results being declared for Aung San Suu Kyi on giant tv screens in the streets of Mandalay.

A young girl wearing thanaka, a traditional Burmese cosmetic paste made from ground bark, patiently waits as the adults around her celebrate Aung San's victory.

Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party won a landslide victory in the country's first elections in 25 years, ending 50 years of military rule. The win came five years to the day after she was released from 15 years house arrest. Aung San became an international symbol for peaceful resistance in the face of opression, as she tried to bring democracy to the military-ruled Myanmar.