A Royal Bhutan Army soldier stands guard outside as polling officials in traditional attire check electronic voting machines at a polling center on the eve of polling to the upper house

 

              A Royal Bhutan Army soldier stands guard outside as polling officials in traditional attire check electronic voting machines at a polling center on the eve of polling to the upper house
A Royal Bhutan Army soldier stands guard outside as polling officials in traditional attire check electronic voting machines at a polling center on the eve of polling to the upper house National Council in Samdrup Jonkhar, Bhutan, Monday, April 22, 2013. The small Himalayan country of Bhutan ended more than a century of absolute monarchy by holding its first parliamentary elections in 2008. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)