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Slideshow: Would-be Afghan Rulers

When the Afghan people vote in Thursday's presidential election, they'll face Taliban threats, concerns over fraud--and a whopping 41 candidates. Click through this slideshow for a rundown on some of the contenders if, as special envoy to Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke joked last week, you happened to miss "the definitive discussion by Stephen Colbert."

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--Elise Foley