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Egypt's Islamists look to extend their winning run

Voters in nine governorates have returned to the polls to select parliamentary candidates

Egypt's Islamists look to extend their winning run
An Egyptian woman shows her ink-stained finger during the run-off of the first round of parliamentary voting in the Cairo neighbourhood of Al Manial (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's Islamists look to extend their winning run
The Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party is set to take the most seats in Egypt's first free election in six decades (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's Islamists look to extend their winning run
Islamist candidates in Egypt look to extend their crushing victory in the country's first parliamentary elections since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak as voters turn out for run-off polls (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's Islamists look to extend their winning run
Egyptian soldiers and police guard the entrance as an election volunteer (R) organises the queue (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's Islamists look to extend their winning run
Egyptian women cast their ballots in the run-off of the first round of parliamentary voting (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's Islamists look to extend their winning run
Egyptians voted on Dec 5, with the Muslim Brotherhood's party trying to extend its lead over hardline Islamists and liberal parties (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's Islamists look to extend their winning run
Formally banned from politics until a popular uprising ended Mubarak's three-decade rule in February, the movement emerged as the main winner from last week's first-round vote (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's Islamists look to extend their winning run
Its stiffest competition has come from the ultra-conservative Salafi al-Nour Party (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's Islamists look to extend their winning run
The rise of the Salafis has sparked fear among many ordinary Egyptians because of their uncompromising insistence that strict sharia should govern all aspects of society (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's Islamists look to extend their winning run
The phased election runs over six weeks, ending in January, and is part of a lengthy transition to civilian rule in July after a presidential election in June (AFP/Getty Images)