US finds reassurance in Egypt’s peaceful voting (AP) – 1657th Edition

1 12 2011

An Egyptian woman votes as her child stands behind her at a polling station near the town of Ibshawai, near Fayoum, 62 miles (100 kilometers) southwest of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Polls opened Tuesday for a second day of voting in Egypt's landmark parliamentary elections, the first since Hosni Mubarak's ouster in a popular uprising earlier this year. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)AP – The Obama administration offered tempered praise this week as millions of Egyptians cast ballots in an election likely to be the country’s freest and fairest ever — a vote the U.S. insisted go forward despite objections by pro-democracy street protesters.

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