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Voters queue in Egypt's first post-Mubarak polls

High turnout among Egypt's 50 million eligible voters could throw up surprises, analysts say

Voters queue in Egypt's first post-Mubarak polls
Egyptians began voting in the first elections since the fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak who was ousted in February in one of the most important moments of the Arab Spring (AFP/Getty Images)
Voters queue in Egypt's first post-Mubarak polls
Egyptian soldiers check the ID card of voters as they queue outside a polling station in the Zamalek neighbourhood of Cairo on Nov 28 (AFP/Getty Images)
Voters queue in Egypt's first post-Mubarak polls
Egyptian women wait to cast their votes at a polling station (AFP/Getty Images)
Voters queue in Egypt's first post-Mubarak polls
Egyptians queued up to vote on Monday in the first big test of a transition born in popular revolutionary euphoria that soured into distrust of the generals who replaced their master, Hosni Mubarak (AFP/Getty Images)
Voters queue in Egypt's first post-Mubarak polls
In the nine months since a revolt ended the ex-president's 30-year rule, political change in Egypt has faltered (AFP/Getty Images)
Voters queue in Egypt's first post-Mubarak polls
The military is apparently more focused on preserving its power and privilege than on fostering any democratic transformation (AFP/Getty Images)
Voters queue in Egypt's first post-Mubarak polls
Frustration erupted last week into bloody protests that cost 42 lives and forced the army council to promise civilian rule by July (AFP/Getty Images)
Voters queue in Egypt's first post-Mubarak polls
At least 1,000 people were queuing outside one polling station in the central Cairo district of Zamalek when voting started at 8am (AFP/Getty Images)
Voters queue in Egypt's first post-Mubarak polls
A high turnout among Egypt's 50 million eligible voters could throw up surprises, analysts say (AFP/Getty Images)
Voters queue in Egypt's first post-Mubarak polls
The staggered voting system means the election to the lower house will not be completed till Jan 11 (AFP/Getty Images)