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India's six-week long elections started today

Nearly a billion people start going to the polls in India Friday, as the worlds largest democracy starts its mammoth election.

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Diaa Hadid chiefly covers Pakistan and Afghanistan for NPR News. She is based in NPR's bureau in Islamabad. There, Hadid and her team were awarded a Murrow in 2019 for hard news for their story on why abortion rates in Pakistan are among the highest in the world.