Bangalore, June 14: Despite Taliban threats of violence, many Afghans vow to cast ballots in Saturday's presidential runoff vote with hopes that whoever replaces Hamid Karzai will be able to provide security and stability after international forces wind down their combat mission at the end of this year.
Karzai urged the people to come in huge numbers to cast their ballots.
Meanwhile Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
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Protests in Iraq
Iraqi Shiite tribal fighters deploy with their weapons while chanting slogans against the al-Qaida inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), to help the military, which defends the capital in Baghdad's Sadr City, Iraq.
Afghanistan goes to polls
Afghanistan's presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah poses for photos after voting at a pooling station in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Little girl says hello to the Obamas
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet a young dancer after an honoring song inside the Cannon Ball, N.D., community pow wow arbor. Obama on Friday became only the third U.S. sitting president in eight decades to set foot in Indian Country.
Rooney practises before the big game
England's Wayne Rooney juggles during a training session at Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil. England plays in group D of the 2014 soccer World Cup.