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Egypt Holds Presidential Elections

2012 May 23
by Natalie

For what many call the first free and fair elections Egypt has seen since the ousting of Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians head to the polls to vote for one of twelve Presidential candidates.  Over the course of two days, May 23rd and 24th, Egyptians exercise their democratic privilege at their local polling station.

An Egyptian Woman casts her vote for her favored Presidential Candidate at Om El Moomeneen Secondary School in Omraneya, Giza.

Women line up outside their designated polling station.

A woman looks for her specific polling station.

Soldiers help organize and coordinate the high volume of traffic.

A woman’s fingers are stained with the ink used to mark the ballot.

Women file into the separate polling rooms.

After marking their choice, ballots are inserted into a zip tied bin.

Two Egyptian woman proudly show their finger tips after voting for the first time in their lives.

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