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Electoral commission staff count ballot papers after voting closed at a polling station in Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Azerbaijan’s president won a third five-year term by a landslide in Wednesday’s vote, according to an exit poll, extending decades of dynastic rule in the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation allied with the West. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Photo by: Sergei Grits
Electoral commission staff count ballot papers after voting closed at a polling station in Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Azerbaijan’s president won a third five-year term by a landslide in Wednesday’s vote, according to an exit poll, extending decades of dynastic rule in the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation allied with the West. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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