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The electoral commission cancelled Sunday's vote in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to an ongoing Ebola outbreak and militia violence. Police in eastern Congo have fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse dozens of people protesting a presidential election delay that means more than 1 million votes will not count. The areas are strongholds of opposition support.

Protesters protest under FARDC military gunfire in front of the Electoral Commission offices in Beni December 27, 2018.ALEXIS HUGUET/AFP/Getty Images

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Protesters flee under FARDC military gunfire outside the offices of the electoral commission in Beni.ALEXIS HUGUET/AFP/Getty Images

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Congolese National Police arrest a man in Goma during a demonstration against the postponement of general elections.PATRICK MEINHARDT/AFP/Getty Images

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Police officers search a house in Goma following a demonstration against postponement of general elections.PATRICK MEINHARDT/AFP/Getty Images

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A police officer removes a burnt couch from a road in Goma following a demonstration.PATRICK MEINHARDT/AFP/Getty Images

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Opposition supporters carry an election number 4 during protests over their exclusion from the presidential election in Beni.Samuel Mambo/Reuters

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Protesters march in front of police near the electoral commission in Beni.ALEXIS HUGUET/AFP/Getty Images

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Protesters set up a barricade in the Eastern Congolese town of Beni.Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/The Associated Press

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Protesters light a burning barricade in the Eastern Congolese town of Beni.Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/The Associated Press

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Protesters block a United Nations vehicle outside the Ebola response headquarters in Beni during a demonstration against the postponement of elections in Beni territory and the city of Butembo.ALEXIS HUGUET/AFP/Getty Images

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