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Long lines and purple fingers as Kenya votes

By Sarah Brown, CNN
March 4, 2013 -- Updated 1507 GMT (2307 HKT)
Graffiti, social media, artwork -- Kenyans have used many methods to promote peace in the elections.
Graffiti, social media, artwork -- Kenyans have used many methods to promote peace in the elections.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Millions of Kenyans voting in first elections since 2007 polls marred by violence
  • Eight candidates are vying for the presidency
  • Kenyans on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook have been documenting the largely peaceful vote

(CNN) -- Despite sporadic reports of violence, such as the deaths of 10 policemen in Mombasa, so far Kenyans have been keen to show a peaceful vote in the East African state.

Many have taken to social media to show images of long, peaceful voting lines, proud voters with ink stained fingers, and politicians casting their votes.

CNN asked Kenyans on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to show their images from voting day, and were flooded with responses. Here are some of the best.

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