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    Egypt Votes in Landmark Elections

    CAIRO, EGYPT - NOVEMBER 28: Voters line up outside a polling station in The City of The Dead on November 28, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.  Eleven months after the fall of Hosni Mubarak 45 million Egyptians are voting in the first round of six for it's upper and lower houses of parliament. The complicated process will take four months to conclude. Presidential elections are expected to be held in 2012.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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    Egyptian citizens lined up on the streets Monday to vote in the country’s first free elections in decades. They’re electing members to the lower house of Parliament, and the Muslim Brotherhood is expected to do well. The long lines indicated good turnout despite the fact that political parties had little time to campaign. Meanwhile, Egypt’s military leader, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, issued a stark and troubling warning. "Either we succeed—politically, economically, and socially—or the consequences will be extremely grave, and we will not allow that," he said.

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