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Thousands take part in banned opposition rally in Belarus

The electoral race is proving the strongest challenge yet to the 26-year rule of President Alexander Lukashenko.

Thousands of Belarusians have taken part in a banned opposition rally in the capital Minsk, ahead of an election on Sunday.

The electoral race is proving the strongest challenge yet to the 26-year rule of President Alexander Lukashenko.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Minsk.