1. Rock the Vote

    Egypt Votes on New Constitution

    An Egyptian woman casts her vote on a new constitution supported by the ruling Islamists but bitterly contested by a secular-leaning opposition at a polling station in the Cairo neighbourhood of Shubra on December 15, 2012. President Mohamed Morsi cast his ballot in a polling station close to his presidential palace in the capital, state television showed, but he made no comment to the media. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK BAZ        (Photo credit should read PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Weeks after a proposed new constitutional draft resulted in violence across the country, Egypt's electorate heads to voting stations on Saturday to determine the fate of the country. Erring on the side of caution, the government has sent soldiers and police to guard most polling places to prevent more rioting. The referendum, which is backed by Islamists and opposed by secular and Christian factions, would grant President Morsi "sweeping powers" and will be up for a vote this Saturday and next. It is expected to pass.

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