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Early signs show Egypt's new constitution passing

A man leaves a voting centre after casting his ballot in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A man leaves a voting centre after casting his ballot in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A man leaves a voting centre after casting his ballot in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Egypt's Vice-President Mahmoud Mekky is seen in this handout photo made available by the Egyptian Presidency in Cairo in this August 30, 2012 file photo. Mekky has resigned from his post a presidential source said on December 22, 2012, without giving any reason. The source said the presidential spokesman would issue a statement shortly. Mekky took a leading role in hosting "national unity" talks called by President Mohamed Mursi, although the main opposition politicians stayed away. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout/Files

Egypt's Vice-President Mahmoud Mekky is seen in this handout photo made available by the Egyptian Presidency in Cairo in this August 30, 2012 file photo. Mekky has resigned from his post a presidential source said on December 22, 2012, without giving...more

Egypt's Vice-President Mahmoud Mekky is seen in this handout photo made available by the Egyptian Presidency in Cairo in this August 30, 2012 file photo. Mekky has resigned from his post a presidential source said on December 22, 2012, without giving any reason. The source said the presidential spokesman would issue a statement shortly. Mekky took a leading role in hosting "national unity" talks called by President Mohamed Mursi, although the main opposition politicians stayed away. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout/Files
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A girl casts her father's vote in a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A girl casts her father's vote in a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted...more

A girl casts her father's vote in a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Egypt's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a...more

Egypt's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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People cast their ballots in the final stage of a referendum on a Egypt's new constitution in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

People cast their ballots in the final stage of a referendum on a Egypt's new constitution in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

People cast their ballots in the final stage of a referendum on a Egypt's new constitution in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Women queue at a polling station to vote in the second and final round of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution, in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Women queue at a polling station to vote in the second and final round of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution, in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of...more

Women queue at a polling station to vote in the second and final round of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution, in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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A woman looks for her name at a polling station before voting during the second and final round of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution, in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A woman looks for her name at a polling station before voting during the second and final round of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution, in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on...more

A woman looks for her name at a polling station before voting during the second and final round of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution, in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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People queue outside a voting centre in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

People queue outside a voting centre in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

People queue outside a voting centre in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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A woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists...more

A woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Boys stand with their fathers as they queue outside a voting centre in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Boys stand with their fathers as they queue outside a voting centre in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Boys stand with their fathers as they queue outside a voting centre in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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A girl casts her father's vote in a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A girl casts her father's vote in a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted...more

A girl casts her father's vote in a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A woman wipes her face as she queues with other women at a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A woman wipes her face as she queues with other women at a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a...more

A woman wipes her face as she queues with other women at a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Women look for their names at a polling station before voting during the second and final round of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution, in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Women look for their names at a polling station before voting during the second and final round of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution, in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on...more

Women look for their names at a polling station before voting during the second and final round of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution, in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Women queue outside a polling centre to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Women queue outside a polling centre to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on...more

Women queue outside a polling centre to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Army officers help a woman on a wheelchair as she arrives to cast her ballot in the second and final round of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution, at a voting centre in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Army officers help a woman on a wheelchair as she arrives to cast her ballot in the second and final round of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution, at a voting centre in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution...more

Army officers help a woman on a wheelchair as she arrives to cast her ballot in the second and final round of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution, at a voting centre in Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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A woman wearing a full veil (niqab) dips her finger in indelible ink after casting her vote in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A woman wearing a full veil (niqab) dips her finger in indelible ink after casting her vote in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a...more

A woman wearing a full veil (niqab) dips her finger in indelible ink after casting her vote in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Egyptian actress Dalal Abdel-Aziz casts her vote during in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egyptian actress Dalal Abdel-Aziz casts her vote during in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on...more

Egyptian actress Dalal Abdel-Aziz casts her vote during in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Haj Mohamed, 90, checks for his name before casting his vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Haj Mohamed, 90, checks for his name before casting his vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by...more

Haj Mohamed, 90, checks for his name before casting his vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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A man casts his vote during in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A man casts his vote during in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round...more

A man casts his vote during in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Soldiers keep guard near a man sitting outside a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt, REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Soldiers keep guard near a man sitting outside a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution...more

Soldiers keep guard near a man sitting outside a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt, REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A girl casts her mother's ballot at a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A girl casts her mother's ballot at a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted...more

A girl casts her mother's ballot at a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A woman casts her ballot at a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A woman casts her ballot at a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by...more

A woman casts her ballot at a polling centre during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A soldier stands near women queuing outside a polling centre to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A soldier stands near women queuing outside a polling centre to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a...more

A soldier stands near women queuing outside a polling centre to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in the El Arbeen district of Suez, 120 km (75 miles) away from Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A woman wearing a full veil (niqab) queues outside a polling centre to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A woman wearing a full veil (niqab) queues outside a polling centre to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution...more

A woman wearing a full veil (niqab) queues outside a polling centre to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Egypt's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil dips his finger in indelible ink after casting his vote in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil dips his finger in indelible ink after casting his vote in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a...more

Egypt's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil dips his finger in indelible ink after casting his vote in the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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A woman wearing a full veil (niqab) queues near a hieroglyphic mural outside a polling centre as she waits to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A woman wearing a full veil (niqab) queues near a hieroglyphic mural outside a polling centre as she waits to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22,...more

A woman wearing a full veil (niqab) queues near a hieroglyphic mural outside a polling centre as she waits to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Women queue near a graffiti of pharaoh King Tutankhamun outside a polling centre to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Women queue near a graffiti of pharaoh King Tutankhamun outside a polling centre to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a...more

Women queue near a graffiti of pharaoh King Tutankhamun outside a polling centre to vote during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in El Dokki district of greater Giza, south of Cairo, December 22, 2012. Egyptians voted on a constitution drafted by Islamists on Saturday in a second round of balloting expected to approve the charter that opponents say will create deeper turmoil in Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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