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There were no reports of major violence yesterday, just the normal election day problems. Some protests continued in Tahir Square, but most focused on the voting yesterday. The early news is good but lots more ahead. Al Jazeera:

Egypt's first free elections for decades have entered a second day, with turnout so far described as "very high".

Logistical problems plagued many polling stations on Monday but the first day of voting passed mostly peacefully.

Egyptians are voting to create the first democratically elected assembly in the country's history.

The queues formed early and quickly at polling stations across Egypt on Monday, as voters cast their ballots in the first parliamentary elections since the fall of former president Hosni Mubarak in February.

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