In pictures: Zimbabwe's upcoming elections - Al Jazeera English

In pictures: Zimbabwe's upcoming elections

Zimbabweans rally around their political parties as the presidential vote approaches.

Azad Essa |

Harare, Zimbabwe - With days remaining before Zimbabwe's presidential election, political rivals ZANU-PF and MDC-T are making one last effort to influence voters in an election that is likely to be extremely close.

Though the legitimacy of the vote is already under scrutiny with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai accusing President Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission of a range of irregularities - including manipulating the voter roll - ordinary Zimbabweans are gearing up to play their part on July 31. As the vote nears, and the mercury rises across the country, it remains business as usual in the country's capital, Harare. 

Despite the rhetoric spewed over the media and in speeches across the country, leaders from all sides have urged supporters to campaign without provocation, and make their choice at the ballot box. Al Jazeera captures the mood in Harare with the vote fast approaching.

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