Women walk past a policeman near a polling station in Jalalabad. Afghanistan's third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Hamid Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in a US-led invasion in 2001, and will be the first democratic handover of power in the country's turbulent history.
A man casts his vote at a polling station in Kabul.
Voters line up to cast their ballots in Herat.
Women in burqas cast their ballots in Kabul.
A police officer stands guard while voters line up outside a polling station and cast their ballots in Kabul. Voting was largely peaceful, with only isolated attacks on polling stations.
Women line up outside a polling station in Kabul.
An man shows his inked finger after casting his vote in Jalalabad.
A woman looks through a window as she waits for her turn to vote in Mazar-i-Sharif.