8/14/09 -- Kabul, Afghanistan
-- Elections in Afghanistan -- Village elders from the district of Hisarak sit and listen to Presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah on rugs under the canopy of trees in the district of Hsarak, in the Nangahar Province. Abdullah arrived there by helicopter on a campaign stop to meet with the elders who have pledged their support and votes in the upcoming presidential elections. Abdullah Abdullah is second in the polls and noted today as the main challenger to the incumbent, President Hamid Karzai, in the Aug. 20 election. Abdullah served in the Karzai administration from 2002-2006 as the Minister of Foreign Affairs.