Voters are finally going to the polls in Ivory Coast in presidential elections which have been delayed six times.
Incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo is being challenged by 13 candidates, including a former president and a former prime minister.
The BBC reports it is likely to be an extremely close race, which will almost certainly go to a second round.
The election is seen as a key step in helping the nation heal deep ethnic rifts, which led to civil war in 2002. There has been an uneasy peace since a deal was signed in 2007.
Almost six million people are eligible to vote. Polling stations opened at 0700 GMT on Sunday and voting will end at 1700 GMT.