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In pictures: Egypt’s colourful campaign
What is being billed as the country’s first free and fair presidential election has seen a lively campaign season.
Women campaign for Mohamed Morsi in downtown Cairo ahead of Egypt(***)s presidential poll, which opens on Wednesday.
Published On 21 May 2012
21 May 2012
Billboards for presidential candidates Ahmed Shafiq (left) and Amr Moussa (centre) adorn Zamalek neighbourhood in Cairo.
A supporter canvasses for candidate Mohamed Morsi in downtown Cairo. There are 13 candidates in the race.
Ahmed Shafiq supporters have been canvassing for votes in Cairo.
Posters of independent candidate Salim al-Awa underneath the Freedom and Justice candidate Mohamed Morsi.
Some posters of Amr Moussa had been vandalised, with the word "felool" (remnants of the old regime) written above them. Moussa served as a foreign minister for ten years under Hosni Mubarak, though reportedly took a harder line on Israel than the ousted president.
A poster for leftist candidate Hamdeen Sabahi.
All around Cairo, Ahmed Shafiq billboards can be seen atop buildings - an indication that his campaign has more money to spend than his opponents.
Tempers have at times flared during the campaign. An Ahmed Shafiq supporter (left) shouts at an activist involved in a campaign to expose Shafiq(***)s alleged corruption and ties to the old regime.
Posters of independent candidate and human rights lawyer Khaled Ali at Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo.
A taxi with Amr Moussa(***)s picture on it drives by a Morsi supporter in downtown Cairo. The taxi driver did not want his picture taken because he shouted that he did not actually support Moussa. Moussa(***)s campaign has paid for advertising on taxis.
Graffiti in the Imbaba area of Cairo against candidates Amr Moussa (left) and Ahmed Shafiq, who are criticised here as being "felool" (remnants of the old regime).
Supporters of Hamdeen Sabahi campaign in Mohandiseen. Sabahi has the support of labour movements for his policies, which many liken to those of former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
A poster promotes independent candidate and former police officer Ahmed Hossam Khairallah.
Supporters of Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh march in Zamalek, Cairo.
A supporter of Ahmed Shafiq kisses his poster at a rally in downtown Cairo.
Posters of Hamdeen Sabahi and Khaled Ali in downtown Cairo.
A poster of independent candidate and former judge Hisham al-Bistawisi in downtown Cairo.
The campaign has given an opportunity to many to oppose the elections and military rule.
One of the most prominent candidates drumming up support is Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh.
A billboard in the Dokki area of Cairo shows Amr Moussa standing in front of both mosques and churches, with the text: "One people, one nation."