Egyptians voted on Monday in a three-day presidential election in which Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is almost assured of securing a second term.

Egyptians dance and celebrate with national flags as some wear t-shirts depicting incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, outside a polling station in al-Omraniya neighbourhood in the capital Cairo's southwestern Giza district on the first day of the 2018 presidential elections on March 26, 2018. Egyptians head to the polls in a three-day vote to choose between incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and little-known candidate Moussa Mostafa Moussa, who has struggled to make the case he is not Sisi's minion. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHEDMOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images

Great expectations Supporters of Mr Sisi anticipate a positive result in Giza, southwestern Cairo

Egyptian voters tick their ballots behind screens prior to casting them at a polling station on the first day of the 2018 presidential elections, in Boulaq al-Dakrour neighbourhood in the capital Cairo's southwestern Giza district on March 26, 2018. Egyptians head to the polls in a three-day vote to choose between incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and little-known candidate Moussa Mostafa Moussa, who has struggled to make the case he is not Sisi's minion. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKIKHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images
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Ballot bunny Voting gets under way at a polling station in Boulaq al-Dakrour, Cairo

Egyptian naval conscripts check the IDs of incoming voters outside a polling station in al-Montazah district of Egypt's second city of Alexandria on the first day of voting in the 2018 presidential election on March 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGERSTRINGER/AFP/Getty Images
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Name check Naval conscripts examine ID papers in al-Montazah in Alexandria, Egypt’s second city

epa06629918 A handout photo made available by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi casting his ballot paper during day one of the presidential elections at a polling station in Cairo, Egypt, 26 March 2018. Voting in the presidential election will take place over a three-day period, from 26 March to 28 March. EPA/EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
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Poll position Mr Sisi, who is expected to be re-elected, casts his ballot in Cairo

epa06629869 Egyptian Coptic Pope Tawadros II Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Marc Episcopates votes at a polling station during day one of the presidential elections in Heliopolis district, Cairo, Egypt, 26 March 2018. Voting in the presidential election will take place over a three-day period, from 26 March to 28 March. EPA/
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Church and state Pope Tawadros, leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christians, exercises his right in Heliopolis, Cairo

Egyptian voters dance and celebrate while queuing up outside a polling station on the first day of the 2018 presidential elections, in al-Haram neighbourhood in the capital Cairo's southwestern Giza district on March 26, 2018. Egyptians head to the polls in a three-day vote to choose between incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and little-known candidate Moussa Mostafa Moussa, who has struggled to make the case he is not Sisi's minion. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHEDMOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images
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Show of hands Voters dance and sing while waiting to vote in al-Haram, Cairo

HANDOUT - Entissar Amer, wife of the Egyptian President Abdelfattah al-Sisi stains her finger after casting her vote on the first day of the 2018 Egyptian presidential elections, at a polling station in Cairo, Egypt, 26 March 2018. Egyptians head to vote to choose between incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and another candidate Moussa Mostafa Moussa. Photo: ---/Egyptian Presidency/dpa
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Family support Entissar Amer, the wife of President Sisi, is widely expected to return to the role of first lady

dpatop - Egyptian Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab poses for a picture as he casts his vote on the first day of the 2018 Egyptian presidential elections, at a polling station in Al-Maadi district, in Cairo, Egypt, 26 March 2018. Egyptians head to vote to choose between incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and another candidate Moussa Mostafa Moussa. Photo: Mahmoud Bakkar/dpa
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Old guard Ibrahim Mahlab, the former prime minister, casts his vote in al-Maadi, Cairo

Egyptian youths ride on scooters and small motorcycles carrying posters and wearing t-shirts bearing the image of incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and holding national flags outside a polling station on the first day of the 2018 presidential elections, in Boulaq al-Dakrour neighbourhood in the capital Cairo's southwestern Giza district on March 26, 2018. Egyptians head to the polls in a three-day vote to choose between incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and little-known candidate Moussa Mostafa Moussa, who has struggled to make the case he is not Sisi's minion. / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKIKHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images
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All revved up Sisi supporters take to the streets of Cairo to encourage people to vote

An Egyptian Republican Guardsman stands next to a metal-detector gate as voters queue up outside a polling station to cast their votes on the first day of the 2018 presidential elections, in the capital Cairo's eastern neighbourhood of Heliopolis on March 26, 2018. Egyptians head to the polls in a three-day vote to choose between incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and little-known candidate Moussa Mostafa Moussa, who has struggled to make the case he is not Sisi's minion. / AFP PHOTO / Fethi BelaidFETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images
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Get in line Voters pass through a metal detector in Heliopolis

dpatop - Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmed el-Tayeb (C) arrives to casts his vote on the first day of the 2018 Egyptian presidential elections, at a polling station, in Cairo, Egypt, 26 March 2018. Egyptians head to vote to choose between incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and another candidate Moussa Mostafa Moussa. Photo: Samer Abdallah/dpa

VIP voter Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, arrives to cast his ballot

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