Southeast Asian nation held its freest elections in more than half a century Sunday. [caption id="attachment_43212" align="aligncenter" width="959"]A man shows stamp mark on his finger after casting his vote in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sunday. The nation’s historic elections began at 6 a. m. local time. U AUNG / ZUMA PRESS[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 43221 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 959 "]Eager voters queue outside a Buddhist prayer hall in Mandalay. OLIVIA HARRIS / REUTERS A man shows stamp mark on his finger after casting his vote in Yangon, Myanmar, o[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 43220 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 959 "]A group of women walk toward a polling station at North Okkalapa Township in Yangon. JACK KURTZ / ZUMA PRESS A man shows stamp mark on his finger after casting his vote in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sunday. The nation’s hist[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 43219 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 959 "]Perusing the voter list outside in Yangon polling station. GEMUNU AMARASINGHE / ASSOCIATED PRESS A man shows stamp mark on his finger after casting his vote in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sunday.[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 43218 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 959 "]Myanmar ' s President Thein Sein after casting his vote in Naypyitaw. AGENCE FRANCE - PRESSE / GETTY IMAGES A man shows stamp mark on his finger after casting his vote in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sunday. The nati[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 43213 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 959 "]A voter dips his finger into a the ink jar at a polling station in on the outskirts of Yangon. YE MING AUN / AGENCE FRANCE - PRESSE / GETTY IMAGES[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 43217 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 959 "]A vote is cast a vote at a polling station in Sittwe. MYAT THU / AGENCE FRANCE - PRESSE / GETTY IMAGES A man shows stamp mark on his finger after casting his vote in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sunday.[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 43214 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 959 "]Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy, at a polling station in Kawhmu. YE AUNG THU / AGENCE FRANCE - PRESSE / GETTY IMAGES[/ caption][caption id = " attachment _ 43215 " align = " aligncenter " width = " 959 "] A Hindu voter shows an inky pinkie at a polling station in Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine State. MYAT THU/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES[/caption]