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Egyptians go to the polls [in pictures]

Polling station in Embaba, a low income district of Cairo, Egypt, 26 March 2018.
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.

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

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