The Candidates

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Morsi, meanwhile, overcame jeers that he was the Muslim Brotherhood's "spare tire" -- a replacement after its first choice, Khairat al-Shater, was disqualified -- to take first place in the election. Despite a late start and a reported lack of charisma, the Brotherhood's vaunted political machine appears to have rallied supporters behind him.

Above, a wall where voters have attempted to wipe of the purple ink that they dip their fingers in after voting.

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Aboul Fotouh's fans gather to hear him speak at an event for his female supporters. The candidate's reformist attitudes toward women stand in contrast to the more traditional Islamist ideas of the Muslim Brotherhood, and have brought him some crossover appeal.

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Muslim Brotherhood supporters gather to hear Morsi speak a week before the balloting in Egypt's presidential election begins.

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