1. Elections

    Egypt Wraps Up Second Day of Voting

    CAIRO, EGYPT - NOVEMBER 29:  An election official (R) watches as an elderly man votes at a polling station in Old Cairo on the second day of voting on November 29, 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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    It feels good to vote: millions have already turned out to vote in what is hoped to be the first free and fair elections in recent memory in Egypt. Voting continued into the second day Tuesday, with lines reportedly around the block, following a "huge turnout" on Monday. While there were some logistical problems at the polls Monday, fears of violence went unrealized as people voted in what the parties believe will be a record turnout. The Muslim Brotherhood estimates turnout at around 30 percent—a number it is apparently pleased with. However, some activists are boycotting the election, with one blogger calling it a "circus."

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