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Workers shift ballot boxes at the Independent Election Commission warehouses on Sept. 23 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Electoral Complaints Commission has received vast amounts of complaints alleging fraud. Paula Bronstein /Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqi journalists attend a press briefing at the Independent High Electoral Commission headquarters in Baghdad's Green Zone in March. The Iraqi government recently announced new restrictions and requirements for both foreign and Iraqi journalists working in the country. Journalists say the government isn't holding up its side of the bargain, to provide access and security for the media. Ali al-Saadi/AFP hide caption

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Tuesday

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Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen testifies Monday before the commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Though Allen was the government's leader of the spill response, he acknowledged it was not always clear to the public who was in charge. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

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Haji Gul Nazim shows how he was able to wash off voter registration ink from his finger. To vote in Afghanistan, each voter presents and identification card and dips his finger in a bottle of indelible ink. If the ink washes off, voters might then be able to vote again -- using bogus identification cards. Jim Wildman/NPR hide caption

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