Photos capture Afghan women defying Taliban threats of violence to vote in election [pics] Posted at 11:16 am on April 5, 2014 by Jenn Taylor Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Turnout was reportedly high in Afghanistan as people voted in the presidential election amid threats of Taliban attacks. Many photos captured women lining up to cast their ballots.Women among large numbers of Afghan voters defying Taliban threats to vote in landmark polls http://t.co/FZ6s7JlBfV pic.twitter.com/EaTuf9Js1i— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) April 5, 2014 Impressive women turn out in western Kabul pic.twitter.com/joecomcGZl— Harun Najafizada (@HNajafizada) April 5, 2014Now under heavy rain an hour past the deadline, Afghan women still wait to cast vote pic.twitter.com/Y9hzo54krg— Harun Najafizada (@HNajafizada) April 5, 2014#Afghanistan and we saw a large and enthusiastic turnout by women voters too… pic.twitter.com/gYE5GjwuZa— Stuart Webb (@Worldwidewebb1) April 5, 2014#Afghanistan bucking the stereotypes – afghan women make their choice and cast their votes… pic.twitter.com/sOhB2HhjzM— Stuart Webb (@Worldwidewebb1) April 5, 2014#Afghanistan in fact women are so determined to vote we witnessed a crowd crush as they surged to cast ballots… pic.twitter.com/iI1IrseelN— Stuart Webb (@Worldwidewebb1) April 5, 2014With children at thier arms, Kandahari women walking to polling station to vote. #AFGElection #AfgElex pic.twitter.com/OdM6pxuTgI— Borhan Osman (@Borhan) April 5, 2014#Afghan election: An old women in Ghazni province after casts her vote. pic.twitter.com/d0ZrM9LjAO— Pajhwok Afghan News (@pajhwok) April 5, 2014Salute to this 80 year old woman in Jalalabad on her way to cast her vote. #AfghanElection2014 pic.twitter.com/9GLcHq2tuy— Malali Bashir (@MalaliBashir) April 5, 2014Yes, we can! Heavy rain couldn't stop these women from voting. #AfgElection2014 pic.twitter.com/hDPtAbUFzT— Malali Bashir (@MalaliBashir) April 5, 2014@MalaliBashir: Feeling very proud! Heavy rain couldn't stop these female voters from voting#AfgElection2014 pic.twitter.com/3lQiBRZDJO— Malali Bashir (@MalaliBashir) April 5, 2014#Afghan female voter on wheel chair:" i voted bc women can't expect things to improve if they dont vote" #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/VF8chkZQao— shafi شفيع شريفى (@ShafiSharifi) April 5, 2014A woman in Kandahar cast vote & said, "I voted with one hand and slapped the Taliban with another hand.by @JMLDANISH pic.twitter.com/Phk1eOUrgJ— Sultan Faizy سلطان (@SultanFaizy) April 5, 2014Mandating that people pay for birth control is not courageous.. Standing in line to vote as a woman in Afghanistan is inspiring. #UniteBlue— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 5, 2014 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Tags: Afghan womenAfghanistanAfghanistan election recent stories General NYC council member Tiffany Cabán shares safety resources tips and, well, good luck with that, small business owners US News DAAAMN! Peter Strzok’s dismissal letter so BRUTAL, so VICIOUS, so MERCILESS it goes viral and it’s a beautiful thing (screenshot) US News Starbucks and Seattle Times’ reactions to GOP candidate telling the TRUTH about progressive policies proves Dems are in TROUBLE Login to VIP or Join VIP to Comment To change your comments display name, click here.