Election banners in Cairo depict candidates in parliamentary elections scheduled for this weekend. A U.S. State Department spokesman said that a U.S. request for independent election monitors "is not interfering in Egyptian affairs." (Associated Press)

Election banners in Cairo depict candidates in parliamentary elections scheduled for this weekend. A U.S. State Department spokesman said that a U.S. request for independent election monitors "is not interfering in Egyptian affairs." (Associated Press)