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Egyptians vote in landmark presidential election

May 23, 2012
"It's a very big day. This is a real great moment for the Egyptians to change."
- Egyptian woman

Egyptians are voting in the first free presidential election in their history, made possible by last year's Arab Spring uprising.

Fifty million people are eligible to vote, and large queues have formed at some polling stations.

The military council which assumed presidential power in February 2011 has promised a fair vote and civilian rule.

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Celebrations in Tahrir Square after Omar Suleiman’s statement concerning Hosni Mubarak’s resignation

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