Thomson Reuters

Varanasi votes

Share Slideshow

A member of the polling staff checks the name of a voter in a voter's list at a polling station during the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A member of the polling staff checks the name of a voter in a voter's list at a polling station during the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
1 / 18

Voters get their names checked in voter lists at a polling station during the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Voters get their names checked in voter lists at a polling station during the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
2 / 18

A woman waits to cast her vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A woman waits to cast her vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
3 / 18

A sadhu or a Hindu holy man leaves a polling station after casting his vote in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A sadhu or a Hindu holy man leaves a polling station after casting his vote in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
4 / 18

People wait to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

People wait to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
5 / 18
Advertisement
Skip ad
3

A couple cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A couple cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
6 / 18

A sadhvi or Hindu ascetic woman (C) leaves after casting her vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A sadhvi or Hindu ascetic woman (C) leaves after casting her vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
7 / 18

A sadhu or a Hindu holy man (L) casts his vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A sadhu or a Hindu holy man (L) casts his vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
8 / 18

People wait to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

People wait to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
9 / 18

A woman (C) watches as another casts her vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A woman (C) watches as another casts her vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
10 / 18
Advertisement
Skip ad
3

People wait to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

People wait to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
11 / 18

People wait to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

People wait to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
12 / 18

Voters look at a placard displaying election symbols of various political parties as they wait to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Voters look at a placard displaying election symbols of various political parties as they wait to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
13 / 18

A voter waits to cast his vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A voter waits to cast his vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
14 / 18

Sadhus or Hindu holy men wait for their turn to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Sadhus or Hindu holy men wait for their turn to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
15 / 18
Advertisement
Skip ad
3

People wait to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

People wait to cast their vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
16 / 18

A sadhu or a Hindu holy man leaves after casting his vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A sadhu or a Hindu holy man leaves after casting his vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
17 / 18

A sadhu or a Hindu holy man arrives to cast his vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A sadhu or a Hindu holy man arrives to cast his vote at a polling station in the final phase of the general election in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Close
18 / 18
View more slideshows

All Collections

Wing-eating warriors

12:40am IST

All Collections

India this week

Friday, January 30, 2015

All Collections

Perth ODI: India vs England

Friday, January 30, 2015

All Collections

Blast at Mexico hospital

Friday, January 30, 2015

All Collections

Photos of the week

Friday, January 30, 2015

All Collections

Highlights from the Aussie Open

Friday, January 30, 2015

All Collections

Drafted into Ukraine's war

Friday, January 30, 2015

All Collections

Inside Kobani

Friday, January 30, 2015