Long Lines At US Polls Around The Country

An unusually busy early voting period kicked things off as Americans cast their ballots to elect the next president.

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Louisa Weinard, 9, works on her homework while her mother waits in line at a polling station for early voting in the 2016 general elections in Durham, North Carolina, on Oct. 20.

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Diane Sternbach kneels to take a "back break" while waiting in line at a weekend early voting polling place at the North Hollywood branch library in Los Angeles on Oct. 30.