We have a donkey and an elephant – Egyptians have a stoplight, an umbrella and grapes. The items pictured here represent candidates on the ballot today as Egyptians vote in the first parliamentary elections since authoritarian ruler Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February after weeks of protests. The everyday symbols are to help people who are illiterate cast their votes.
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Anti-government protesters react after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak made a statement February 10, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak made a statement in which he refused to step down, defying expectations that he was preparing to resign.
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