An election officer puts ink on the index finger of a nun before she proceeds to caste her vote at a polling station in Ranchi on April 23, 2009.
A polling officer checks the name of a voter at a polling station in Tiamari village, about 280 km west from Guwahati.
Electronic voting machines stand to be distributed to polling officials for their respective polling stations in Allahabad.
People return to their homes by boat on the river Brahmaputra for second phase polls at Dhubri, about 280 km west from Guwahati.
Border Security Force soldiers patrol on a boat in the waters of river Brahmaputra near the border with Bangladesh ahead of second phase polls at Dhubri
A polling officer (C) checks an Electronic Voting Machine at a distribution centre ahead of polls on Thursday in Cuttack on April 22, 2009.
A polling official carries electronic voting machines as he proceeds towards his allotted polling station in Allahabad.
Indian soldiers carry Electronic Voting Machines to a polling station in Ranchi on April 22, 2009.
Election officials examine documents in preparation for voting at a polling centre near Karjat, around 100 km east of Mumbai.
A man shows his ink-marked finger after casting his ballot at a polling station in Tiamari village, about 280 km west from Guwahati.
Holy men hold their voter's identity cards and pose for the media after casting their votes in Allahabad.
A polling official checks electric voting machines before dispatching them to their respective polling stations in Allahabad.