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Photos: Voters head to the polls

Canadians cast their ballots on election day

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper signs a form as he casts his ballot in Calgary, Alta., Monday May 2, 2011.

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Laureen Harper, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and their children Rachel and Ben look to staff as Mrs. Harper realizes that she left her Identification in the car as they cast their ballots in Calgary, Alta., Monday May 2, 2011.

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Conservative leader Stephen Harper shows his identification before voting in the Canadian federal election as his wife Laureen (2nd R) and daughter Rachel look in his Calgary, Alberta riding May 2, 2011.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper greets school children after voting Monday, May 2, 2011 in Calgary as Canadians go to the polls in the federal election.

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Leader of the Green Party of Canada Elizabeth May leaves a polling station after casting her vote in Sydney, British Columbia May 2, 2011. May is pictured with her daughter Victoria-Cate (backseat).

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Green Party leader Elizabeth May holds up her ballot while casting her vote in the federal election at a polling station in Sidney, B.C., on Monday May 2, 2011.

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Green Party leader Elizabeth May, right, and her daughter Victoria Cate May Burton arrive at a polling station to cast their votes in the federal election in Sidney, B.C., on Monday May 2, 2011.

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Green Party leader Elizabeth May leaves a polling station after casting her ballot in the federal election in Sidney, B.C., on Monday May 2, 2011.

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Green Party leader Elizabeth May leaves after casting her ballot in the federal election at a polling station in Sidney, B.C., on Monday May 2, 2011.

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Leader of the Green Party of Canada Elizabeth May leaves a polling station after casting her vote in Sydney, British Columbia May 2, 2011. May is pictured with her daughter Victoria-Cate (purple).

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Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff casts his ballot Monday, May 2, 2011 in Toronto.

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Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff holds his election ballot before placing his vote at an certified election Canada polling station in Etobicoke, Ont., on Monday,

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Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff, right, places his vote at an certified election Canada polling station in Etobicoke, Ont., on Monday, May 2, 2011.

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As the polls open for the 2011 Federal election, a voter enters The Kirk, a Polling Station in downtown St. John's to vote in the 2011 Federal election, Monday May 2, 2011.

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Voters in the Nova Scotia riding of Halifax West line up to vote in the 2011 Canadian General Election on Monday, May 2, 2011 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The early indications from advanced polls are suggesting the amount of people casting ballets has increased from past years.

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Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe, left, casts his ballot Monday, May 2, 2011 in Montreal Que.

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Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe waves as he goes into his limo after voting Monday, May 2, 2011 in Montreal. Canadians are going to the polls in a federal election .

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Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe and his wife Yolande Brunelle walk in a polling station to vote Monday, May 2, 2011, in Montreal, Que.

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Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe and his wife Yolande Brunelle walk out of a polling station after they voted Monday, May 2, 2011 in Montreal. Canadians are going to the polls in a federal election .

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Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe, left, shakes hands with election workers after he casted his ballot Monday, May 2, 2011 in Montreal Que. Canadians are going to the polls on in a general.

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Information officer Adrian Loree puts up posters at the Adam Beck Community Centre election polling station as it opens in Toronto on Monday May 2, 2011.

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Justin Trudeau, Liberal candidate for the riding of Papineau casts his vote during federal election day in Montreal, Monday, May 2, 2011.

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Voters take to the polls in Charlottetown, P.E.I. early Monday, May 2, 2011 to cast their ballot in the federal election.

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The first voter at a polling station in Toronto's Beaches -East York riding leaves after casting her ballot in the Federal Election on Monday May 2, 2011.

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New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton, left, and wife Olivia Chow kiss after casting their ballots in Toronto, Ont., on Monday, May 2, 2011.

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NDP Leader Jack Layton marks his ballot at a voting station at Cecil Community Centre in Toronto on Monday, May 2, 2011.

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New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jack Layton speaks to the media after casting his ballot in the Federal Election in Toronto, May 2, 2011.

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NDP Leader Jack Layton receives his ballot from a worker at a voting station in Toronto on Monday, May 2, 2011.

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New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jack Layton kisses his granddaughter Beatrice after casting their Federal Election ballots in Toronto, May 2, 2011.

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New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton speaks to media after voting in Toronto, Ont., on Monday, May 2, 2011.

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Justin Trudeau, Liberal candidate for the riding of Papineau stands next to his wife Sophie Gregoire, left, as he waits in line to cast his vote in Canada's federal election in Montreal, Monday, May 2, 2011.

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Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff greets residents at an old age home on election day Monday, May 2, 2011 in Toronto.

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A resident holds up a Conservative flyer as Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff greets residents at an old age home on election day, Monday, May 2, 2011 in Toronto.

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Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff greets residents at an old age home on election day, Monday, May 2, 2011 in Toronto.

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A woman arrives to cast her vote in Canada's federal election in Montreal, Monday, May 2, 2011.

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A woman enters a church to cast her ballot for the federal election on Monday May 2 , 2011 in Ottawa.

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A woman casts her ballot in Canada's federal election in the Quebec City area, Monday, May 2, 2011.

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A woman casts her vote for the federal election in a polling station on Toronto's Ward Island on Monday May 2, 2011.

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People leave a polling station in Point-du-Chene, New Brunswick as Canada goes to the polls for the federal election on Monday May 2, 2011.

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