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An Egyptian election official waits for the opening of ballot boxes at a vote-counting center in Cairo on Tuesday. "These elections are completely different from anything we've had before," said taxi driver Mohammed Farouk. (Associated Press)

An Egyptian election official waits for the opening of ballot boxes at a vote-counting center in Cairo on Tuesday. "These elections are completely different from anything we've had before," said taxi driver Mohammed Farouk. (Associated Press)

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