Photos: Uprising in Egypt

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Last Year's Elections

In addition to the nation’s high poverty, tensions between citizens and the government worsened in November with disputed parliamentary elections. The opposition, the Muslim Brotherhood (pictured here in protest), called the poll fraudulent, with stories of widespread disenfranchisement, ballot box stuffing, and more being circulated. There were also reports of voters for the president’s ruling National Democratic Party receiving bribes.

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