A woman holds her voter ID card as she stands outside a booth to caste her vote at polling station in Varanasi

 
A woman holds her voter ID card as she stands outside a booth to caste her vote at polling station in Varanasi
A woman holds her voter ID card as she stands outside a booth to caste her vote at polling station in Varanasi in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh April 16, 2009. Indians voted in the first stage of a staggered general election on Thursday just as the economy is hit by a slowdown and with polls showing the main national parties may struggle to form a stable coalition. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA POLITICS ELECTIONS)