Egyptian voters went to the polls in what is being touted as the country's first free presidential election.

The momentous event came after a popular revolt swept President
Hosni Mubarak from power 15 months ago.

The absence of reliable opinion polls makes the election particularly difficult to predict.

Mohamed Mursi, Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh and Hamdeen Sabahy are considered the three leading candidates in the race.

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