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28 april 2010 - Karthoum, Sudan - A man pulls a cow from the back of a pick-up truck before slaughtering it as a traditional ritual to honour and bless Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir at a rally at the Ministry of the Council of Ministers in Khartoum. Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir won another term in office on Monday, according to election officials, with a comfortable majority (68 percent of the vote ) in elections marred by boycotts and fraud allegations, becoming the first leader to be elected while facing an international arrest warrant for alleged crimes he orchestrated in the western region of Darfur. The elections take place as Sudan heads toward a referendum in eight months that could lead South Sudan to split off and become Africa's newest nation. Photo credit: Benedicte Desrus