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  • A man uses beads for prayer as he sits outside a polling center in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Egyptian authorities scrambled to rescue the country's presidential election from the embarrassment of a low voter turnout, but few people trickled to the polls on Wednesday even after the balloting was extended for a third day. A low turnout will likely rob the all-but-certain winner, former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, of the overwhelming show of public support he sought in the vote. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

    Egypt polls open for 3rd day, few voters show up

    Egyptian authorities scrambled to rescue the country's presidential election from the embarrassment of low voter turnout that has dented former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's hopes for an enthusiastic show of public support. Few people trickled to the polls Wednesday even after the balloting was extended for a third day.

  • A billboard supporting presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the country's former military chief, is seen lighten in front of the television building in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Considered all but certain to win is el-Sissi, the man who removed the former president, Mohammed Morsi. El-Sissi, who for the past 10 months has been the most powerful figure in Egypt, faces one other candidate in the race, leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, who finished third in the 2012 presidential election. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Egypt's interim president urges Egyptians to vote

    Egypt's interim president urged Egyptians on Sunday to come out and vote in this week's presidential election, saying the vote will shape the nation's future.

  • Egypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president

    Egypt's election commission said Sunday only two presidential hopefuls, one of them the powerful former military chief who nine months ago ousted the country's first democratically elected leader, have submitted their papers to run in next month's polls.

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 file photo, Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef poses during an interview with The Associated Press in Cairo, Egypt.  On Saturday, April, 19, 2014, the Saudi-owned television network Middle East Broadcasting Center says the top Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef will be off the air until after the Egyptian presidential elections to avoid influencing voters. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

    Egypt's el-Sissi visits Coptic pope before Easter

    Egypt's former military chief and presumed presidential front-runner visited the Coptic pope Saturday ahead of Orthodox Easter, making his first public appearance since he formally made his bid for the presidency.

  • Egyptian protesters chant anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans as they attend a rally in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Egypt draft constitution sparks mass protest

    More than 100,000 protesters took to the streets in Egypt vowing to stop a draft constitution that Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi approved early Friday in a rushed, all-night session without the participation of liberals and Christians.

  • ** FILE ** Egyptian presidential candidates Ahmed Shafiq (left) and Mohammed Morsi (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra and Nasser Nasser)

    Egypt: Islamist, Mubarak's ex-PM in runoff

    The chairman of Egypt's presidential election commission says the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate and Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister will context next month's runoff vote.

  • **FILE** Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq talks Feb. 13, 2011, during a press conference in Cairo. (Associated Press)

    Egypt's top candidates try to broaden support

    The two surviving candidates in Egypt's presidential election appealed Saturday for support from voters who rejected them as polarizing extremists in the first round even as they faced a new challenge from the third runner-up who contested the preliminary results.

  • Egyptian demonstrators gather May 25, 2012, in Cairo's Tahrir Square to denounce the electoral success of presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq. (Associated Press)

    Egypt results point to deeply divisive runoff race

    The candidate of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood won a spot in a runoff election, likely against a veteran of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak's regime in what would be a deeply divisive battle to become the new president of Egypt, according to partial results Friday from the first round of voting.

  • An Egyptian woman in the Mataraya neighborhood of Cairo shows the ink on her finger after voting May 24, 2012, the second day of a landmark presidential election to produce a successor to longtime authoritarian ruler Hosni Mubarak. (Associated Press)

    In Egypt vote, families debate on generation lines

    Egypt's landmark election for a new leader, in which voting took place for a second day Thursday, has brought out a generation gap in many families around the country, with elders looking to old, known faces and their children yearning for something new.

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