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Middle East

Egyptians go to the polls [in pictures]

media Polling station in Embaba, a low income district of Cairo, Egypt, 26 March 2018. © Pedro Costa Gomes

Presidential elections in Egypt are open to voters for the next three days between incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Moussa Mustafa Moussa. Just as polling stations opened, RFI went to Sisi’s childhood neighbourhood of Gamaleya and the poorer neighbourhood of Embaba. Photos by Pedro Costa Gomes.

Polling station in el-Gamaleya, Cairo

Polling station in el-Gamaleya, the neighbourhood where Abdel Fattah al-Sisi grew up in Cairo, 26 March 2018. © Pedro Costa Gomes

Polling station in el-Gamaleya, the neighbourhood where Abdel Fattah al-Sisi grew up in Cairo, 26 March 2018. © Pedro Costa Gomes

Polling station in el-Gamaleya, the neighbourhood where Abdel Fattah al-Sisi grew up in Cairo, 26 March 2018. © Pedro Costa Gomes

Polling station in el-Gamaleya, the district where Abdel Fattah al-Sisi grew up in Cairo, 26 March 2018. © Pedro Costa Gomes

Banners close to a polling station in el-Gamaleya, the neighbourhood where Abdel Fattah al-Sisi grew up in Cairo, 26 March 2018. © Pedro Costa Gomes

Polling station in Embaba, Cairo

Polling station in Embaba, a low-income neighbourhood of Cairo, 26 March 2018. © Pedro Costa Gomes

Polling station in Embaba, a low-income neighbourhood of Cairo, 26 March 2018. © Pedro Costa Gomes

Polling station in Embaba, a low-income neighbourhood of Cairo, 26 March 2018. © Pedro Costa Gomes

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