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PHOTO GALLERY: First day of voting in Egypt's presidential election



Jostling voters at a polling station in Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo
Queues of voters at a polling station in Cairo
Two men casting their vote during the Egyptian presidential election
Judge helping an elderly woman cast her vote at a polling station in Cairo
Woman raises her inked fingers after voting
Two women voting at a polling station in Cairo
European Union election observers and voters inside a polling station in Cairo
An older woman and a man inside a polling station before casting their vote
Soldiers guarding a polling station in Cairo
Women cheering at a polling station before voting
An elderly woman voting
Two women holding an Egyptian flag outside a polling station
Voters queuing in front of a sign saying: 'Go down! We're protecting you'
Policeman guards door to polling station
A man voting in Sayida Zeinab
A woman voting
Voters leaving a polling station amid a heavy security presence
Judge handing ballot paper to voter
An old woman dipping her finger in the election ink after voting
Voters leaving the polling station after casting their ballot
Queues of voters at a polling station on the first day of polling in the presidential election

All photos by Mai Shaheen