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Caireans wait to vote in historic Egypt election

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Egyptians wait to cast their votes in front of an apartment block across from a polling center in the El Hamara neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, on May 24, 2012.

In a wide-open race that will define the nation's future political course, Egyptian voted Thursday on the second day of a landmark presidential election that will produce a successor to longtime authoritarian ruler Hosni Mubarak, The Associated Press reports.

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