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

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

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Ballot bunny Voting gets under way at a polling station in Boulaq al-Dakrour, Cairo

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Name check Naval conscripts examine ID papers in al-Montazah in Alexandria, Egypt’s second city


Poll position Mr Sisi, who is expected to be re-elected, casts his ballot in Cairo


Church and state Pope Tawadros, leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christians, exercises his right in Heliopolis, Cairo

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Show of hands Voters dance and sing while waiting to vote in al-Haram, Cairo

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Family support Entissar Amer, the wife of President Sisi, is widely expected to return to the role of first lady

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Old guard Ibrahim Mahlab, the former prime minister, casts his vote in al-Maadi, Cairo

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All revved up Sisi supporters take to the streets of Cairo to encourage people to vote

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Get in line Voters pass through a metal detector in Heliopolis

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

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