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Polls open in landmark Tunisia parliamentary election

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People wait in line outside a polling station to vote in Tunis October 26, 2014. Tunisians vote on Sunday for a new parliament four years after the fall of autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Photo - Reuters
Tunisians were voting Sunday in an election seen as pivotal to establishing democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring uprisings

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