Yemeni women wait to cast their ballots at a polling station in Sanaa, capital of Yemen. More than 10 million eligible voters are expected to cast their ballots at about 29,000 polling stations across Yemen, with over 100,000 soldiers guarding the process. However, a string of attacks on election committees flared up in the country's restive southern regions.
Yemeni women wait to cast their ballots at a polling station in Sanaa, capital of Yemen. More than 10 million eligible voters are expected to cast their ballots at about 29,000 polling stations across Yemen, with over 100,000 soldiers guarding the process. However, a string of attacks on election committees flared up in the country's restive southern regions. Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua/Zuma Press
Yemeni women wait to cast their ballots at a polling station in Sanaa, capital of Yemen. More than 10 million eligible voters are expected to cast their ballots at about 29,000 polling stations across Yemen, with over 100,000 soldiers guarding the process. However, a string of attacks on election committees flared up in the country's restive southern regions. Mohammed Mohammed/Xinhua/Zuma Press

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February 21, 2012 5:46 PM

After year of protests, Yemen election is cause for celebration

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