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Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (front, right) waves to supporters during the final day of campaigning before Tuesday's presidential election. Africa's first democratically elected female president and winner of a Nobel Peace Prize faces stiff competition from a fiery opposition candidate and his soccer-star running mate. (Associated Press)

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (front, right) waves to supporters during the final day of campaigning before Tuesday's presidential election. Africa's first democratically elected female president and winner of a Nobel Peace Prize faces stiff competition from a fiery opposition candidate and his soccer-star running mate. (Associated Press)

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