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South India battles rain to cast vote

Polling began today in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry after witnessing a high-octane campaign between AIADMK-DMK and LDF-UDF.

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Coimbatore: Women standing in queue to cast their vote during assembly elections in Coimbatore on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Chennai: DMK Chief M Karunanidhi after casting his vote during Tamil Nadu Assembly polls in Chennai on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa casting her votes during the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, in Chennai on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Thiruvananthapuram: Congress veteran and former Defence Minister A K Antony with his wife Elizabeth Antony and M. M. Hassan , Vice president of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), after casting his vote in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Coimbatore: Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development SP Velumani showing his inked finger after casting vote at a polling station during Assembly elections in Coimbatore on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Puduchery: Puduchery Chief Minister N.Rangasamy arrives a polling booth on his personal motor cycle to cast is votes in Puducherry on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor justice P. Sathasivam accompanied by his wife shows his finger after casting his vote in Kerala state assembly polls in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Thiruvananthapuram: Surya, a transgender shows and voter ID and finger after casting vote for the first time in a booth in Thiruvananthapuram during the assembly elections on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Coimbatore: An elderly woman showing her finger with ink marks after casting her vote in Coimbatore on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Coimbatore: A physically challenged voter arrives in a wheelchair to cast his vote at a polling station during Assembly elections, in Coimbatore on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Coimbatore: An elderly woman showing her inked finger after casting vote at a polling station during Assembly elections, in Coimbatore on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Kochi: Catholic nuns show their fingers after casting votes outside a polling booth during the assembly elections in Kochi, Kerala on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Coimbatore: An elderly woman shows her finger with ink marks after casting vote in Coimbatore on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Kochi: Major Archbishop of the syro-Malabar Church, Mar George Cardinal Alencherry shows his finger outside a polling booth after casting his vote during the Assembly Elections at Kochi, Kerala on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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The Nilgiris: Women belonging to Badaga tribe show their fingers after casting their votes during Tamil Nadu assembly elections at Sholur Near Ooty in The Nilgiris on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Thiruvananthapuram: Surya, casting her vote in Thiruvananthapuram during assembly polls on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa along with her close aide Sasikala Natarajan leaves poling booth after casting their votes during the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, in Chennai on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Coimbatore: Two girls who cast their votes for the first time show their fingers with ink marks during Tamil Nadu assembly polls in Coimbatore on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Chennai: DMK Chief M Karunanidhi leaves polling both after casting his vote during Tamil Nadu Assembly polls in Chennai on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Coimbatore: A differently-abled person arrives at a polling booth to cast his vote during Tamil Nadu assembly polls in Coimbatore on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Chennai: Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa leaves polling booth after casting her vote during Tamil Nadu Assembly polls in Chennai on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Coimbatore: An elderly woman gets her finger inked before casting vote at a polling station during Assembly elections in Coimbatore on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK Supremo Karunanidhi after casting his vote during Tamil Nadu Assembly polls in Chennai on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Coimbatore: Voters wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during Assembly elections, in Coimbatore on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Coimbatore: People arrive to cast their votes at a polling station during Assembly elections in Coimbatore on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Chennai: Members of Chennai's transgender community cast their vote. (Source: ANI photo)

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We have done our duty, hope the others have also done: Kamal Hasan after casting his vote in Chennai. (Source: ANI photo)

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DMK women's wing secretary and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi casts her vote at a polling booth in Chennai. (Source: ANI photo)

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We're quite confident about winning of UDF this time: CM Oommen Chandy after casting his vote. (Source: ANI photo)

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Everyone should vote, that is a duty: Rajinikanth after casting his vote in Chennai's Stella Maris College. (Source: ANI photo)

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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor casts his vote at a polling booth in Thiruvananthapuram. (Source: ANI photo)

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S Sreesanth, the BJP candidate in Thiruvananthapuram, casts his vote at a polling booth in Kochi,Kerala. (Source: ANI photo)

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A newly married bride casts her vote in Pallapalayam in Samalapuram, Tamil Nadu. (Source: ANI photo)

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Chennai: DMDK-PWF chief ministerial candidate Vijayakanth casts his vote in Kaveri High School,Saligramam. (Source: ANI photo)