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Egypt: Final Round of the Presidential Elections in Photographs

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Elections 2011/2012.

On June 16, Egyptian were called to vote on the second round of the presidential elections amidst attempts by the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) to keep a tight rein on the political stage. With the Parliament dissolved, the New Constitutional Declaration giving almost all powers toSCAF, the choice between Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohamed Morsi and the regime's former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq gets even more painful.

Indeed, both candidates seem to be unwanted, as one of them symbolizes the remnants of ousted president Hosni Mubarak's era, and the second one is seen as a traitor to the revolution.

Following are some photographs of that historical day of elections posted by netizens on social networking sites:

Young Egyptians with signs reading "I am Christian and I won't vote for Shafik". Image by Khaled Mohammed (Facebook)

Young boy holding Shafik poster. Image by Jonathan Rashad (Flickr, under CC licence CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Egyptian citizens holding posters of the two final candidates Morsi and Shafik. Image by Jonathan Rashad (Flickr, under CC license CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Old Egyptian man showing his inked finger after he voted. Image by Jonathan Rashad (Flickr, under CC licence CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Egyptian Twitter user @TheMiinz gathered pictures of nullified ballots with humourous messages:

Egyptian voter expresses the wish to vote for bellydancer Hayatem instead of the candidates proposed. Image by @Shaheeeer (Twitter)

An Egyptian chose to boycott and be romantic with an "I love you Sara" ballot. Image by @Qoutb (Twitter)

Voter chose to vote for Batman instead of Morsi or Shafik. Image by @Wessam_S (yfrog)

Some of the ballots carried more politically committed messages:

Voter nullified ballot with the mention "No offense, but the voice of conscience hurts". Image by @YoussraSelim (Twitter)

Conveying the general feeling of these elections, another voter nullified his vote by writing "I will not choose between a killer and a traitor. Down with military rule, glory to martyrs". Image by Mobteloon (Facebook)

A voter spoiled her vote with a sticker reading "Void". Image by @Amiralx (Twitpic)

Sarcastic, a ballot carries the comment "Both choices are so excellent, I couldn't choose from between them. Thank you, SCAF". Image by Mobteloon (Facebook)

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Elections 2011/2012.

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