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Polls begin to close in tight Zimbabwe vote

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Polls have begun to close in Zimbabwe's fiercely contested election Wednesday, AFP reporters witnessed, amid persistent allegations of rigging by President Robert Mugabe's allies to extend his 33-year rule.

At one station in central Harare translucent boxes with grey covers were sealed with yellow cable ties, while at others voters already queueing were being given a chance to cast their ballots.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130731/polls-begin-close-tight-zimbabwe-vote