Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh shows hi...Banjul, GAMBIA:  Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh shows his fingers with ink after casting his vote during the presidential elections 22 September 2006 in Banjul. Gambians voted today in elections in which President Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in a coup 12 years ago, is tipped to win a third term to run the tiny west African country that is regularly criticised for its media repression. AFP PHOTO SEYLLOU   (Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)
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