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Sri Lanka election result: Mahinda Rajapaksa loses polls

Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat to oppostion candidate Maithripala Sirisena in the Sri Lanka presidential elections.

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Sri Lanka incoming President Maithripala Sirisena waves to supporters as he leaves the election secretariat in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (Source: AP)

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Supporters of Sri Lanka's main opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena burst firecrackers in front of his cutout at the end of voting in the presidential election in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (Source: AP)

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A supporter holds a poster of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and cheers at the end of voting for the presidential election in Colombo, Sri Lanka,Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (Source: AP)

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Supporters of Sri Lanka's main opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena celebrates at the end of voting in the presidential election in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (Source: AP)

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A Supporter holds a poster of Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa as she celebrates at the end of voting in the presidential election in Colombo, Sri Lanka,Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Words read " Commoners Leader" in Sinhalese. (Source: AP)

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A supporter cheers for Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa at the end of voting in the presidential election in Colombo, Sri Lanka,Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Election monitors said Thursday that voters in northern Sri Lanka were prevented from casting their ballots in an election that pits President Mahinda Rajapaksa against an ally who suddenly defected from the ruling party to run against him.(Source: AP)

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Sri Lanka's main opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena casts his vote at a polling station in Polonnaruwa, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) northeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (Source: AP)

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Sri Lanka's main opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena gestures as he leaves after casting his vote during the presidential elections at a polling station in Polonnaruwa, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) northeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (Source: AP)