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Photos: Egypt's long road to presidency

Updated 3:24 PM ET, Tue June 26, 2012
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Thousands of Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square after Mohamed Morsi is declared the nation's first democratically elected president on Sunday, June 24. In a nationally televised speech, the longtime member of the Muslim Brotherhood promised to represent all Egyptians. AFP/Getty Images
As fireworks burst overhead, Egyptians in Tahrir Square celebrate Mohamed Morsi's election on Sunday. Getty Images
A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood is carried away from the tightly packed arena of Tahrir Square in Cairo on Sunday as Mohamed Morsi supporters celebrate his victory in Egypt's presidential election. Getty Images
Morsi suppporters celebrate in front of a picture of him at his campaign headquarters in Cairo on June 24. Reuters/Landov
Supporters of presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik react after hearing the results of the presidential elections in Cairo on June 24. Reuters/Landov
Farouq Sultan, center, head of the Higher Presidential Election Commission, reads the results of the presidential runoff election in Cairo on Sunday, declaring Morsi the winner. AFP/Getty Images
Muslim Brotherhood supporters cheer in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday after hearing of Morsi's victory in Egypt's presidential election. EPA/Landov
Egyptians celebrate the election of Morsi after he won 51% of the vote to defeat Shafik. Getty Images
Egyptians fill Tahrir Square on Sunday, June 24, as they wait for the elections commission to announce the winner of the country's presidential election. Reuters/Landov
Female supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, protest against Egypt's military rulers in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Saturday, June 23. Egyptian election officials had postponed the announcement of a winner in last weekend's presidential runoff, stating they needed more time to evaluate charges of electoral abuse that could affect who becomes the country's next president. Getty Images
A supporter of presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, holds up a wooden Christian cross and Muslim crescent as he and others demonstrate in Nasr city on the outskirts of Cairo, on Saturday, June 23. AFP/Getty Images
The official election results are expected on June 24. Getty Images
Protesters demonstrate against Egypt's military rulers. Getty Images
Protesters take a break from shouting slogans to pray in Tahrir Square. Getty Images
Protesters sleep as they camp overnight in Tahrir Square. Getty Images
Protesters wave flags and shout slogans in Tahrir Square on Friday, June 22, in Cairo. Getty Images
Crowds gather in Tahrir Square to protest against Egypt's military rulers. Getty Images
Protesters shout slogans to denounce what they claim is a power grab by the ruling military, as the nation nervously awaits the results of the first post-Mubarak presidential election. AFP/Getty Images
Protesters gather in front of wall art in Tahrir Square. Getty Images
Protesters perform Friday noon prayer under tents erected in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian activists rest at the foot of a banner of presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Thursday, June 21. Reuters/Landov
Muslim clerics join demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Thursday to protest the delay of the presidential election results. The Presidential Election Commission postponed the release of the presidential election results, and both candidates have declared themselves winners. AFP/Getty Images
A supporter of Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik kisses a portrait of him during a Cairo rally Wednesday, June 20. Shafik was the last prime minister to serve under Hosni Mubarak Reuters/Landov
Morsi supporters rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Monday, June 18. Morsi declared victory as Egypt's first democratically elected president even as military rulers issued a decree that virtually stripped the position of power. Getty Images
Morsi supporters wave flags Monday in Cairo's Tahrir Square after the Islamists claimed victory. The square was considered the heart of the February 2011 uprising that led to Hosni Mubarak's downfall. AFP/Getty Images
The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi makes his way through supporters at electoral headquarters early Monday in Cairo. In a victory speech, Morsi did not address the military council's move but tried to allay fears he would impose an Islamist state. AFP/Getty Images
Morsi supporters celebrate Monday in Cairo. Votes in the Egyptian capital, the largest population center, continued to be tallied, but unofficial results by a state-run news website showed Morsi leading elsewhere with 11.2 million votes, compared with 10.3 million for Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister in the waning days of Mubarak's regime. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian election officials count ballots at a polling station in Cairo on Sunday, June 17. The official vote count was scheduled to be finished Monday. Getty Images
The Muslim Brotherhood on Sunday claims its candidate, Mohamed Morsi, has defeated foe Ahmed Shafik to become Egypt's president. Getty Images
An Egyptian woman shows her ink-stained finger, marking that she voted in Cairo on Sunday. AFP/Getty Images
Women line up to vote at a polling station in Cairo, Egypt, on the second and final day of the run-off presidential election. Getty Images
Women line-up to cast their vote at a polling station in Cairo on Sunday. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian Christian Coptic men help a woman reach a polling station in the Cairo Coptic Shubra neighborhood on Saturday, June 16. Voters returned to the polls after Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the Islamist-led Parliament must be immediately dissolved. AFP/Getty Images
A full-veiled Egyptian woman casts her vote at a polling station in Cairo on June 16. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptians queue outside a polling station in Cairo. AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian Muslim Salafist shows his ink-stained finger after voting at a polling station. AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian woman dips her finger in indelible ink after casting her ballot. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi, center, waves to his supporters as he arrives at a polling station to vote in the city of Zagazig. AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian woman casts her ballot in Cairo. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptians check to see their names are listed before casting their votes at a polling station. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian women dip their fingers in ink after voting at a polling station. Getty Images
An elderly Egyptian man shows the indelible ink stain on his finger after voting on the first day of the second round of the historical presidential election at a polling station in the city of Zagazig. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptians push a truck that was blocking the entrance of a polling station. AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian man smiles after casting his vote in Giza. Getty Images
A veiled Egyptian woman looks for her name on the registered voters' list in the city of Zagazig. AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian Coptic Christian woman casts her vote in the Cairo Coptic neighborhood of Shubra. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian women cast their votes at a polling station. AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian woman holds her baby as she prepares to vote at a polling station in Cairo. AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian man shows off his little finger covered in indelible ink after casting his vote at a polling station in Cairo. AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian man on his donkey shows his ink-stained finger after casting his ballot. AFP/Getty Images
Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi casts his ballot at a polling station in the city of Zagazig. AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian woman holds up an ink-stained finger after casting her vote at a polling station in Cairo. AFP/Getty Images
An elderly Egyptian man registers Saturday before voting in the city of Zagazig in an election that pits Ahmed Shafik, the last premier of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, against Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi. AFP/Getty Images
Election officials and an Egyptian soldier direct voters during the second stage of runoff presidential elections at a polling station in Giza. Getty Images
Egyptian Christian Coptic men check the voters' list Saturday outside a polling station in the Cairo Coptic neighborhood of Shubra. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptians burn the likeness of presidential candidate and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik in Cairo on Friday, the eve of the nation's presidential election. Getty Images
A bus driver stops to wave in support of Egyptian protesters making their way to Tahrir Square on Thursday. Getty Images
Egyptians pray in Tahrir Square on Thursday during a protest against presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik. Getty Images
A protester stands on a barricade of barbed wire as Egyptian military police stand guard. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that the Islamist-led parliament must be immediately dissolved. Getty Images
An Egyptian boy waves his shoes as he joins supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in a protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square against Mubarak-era prime minister and presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik after Egypt's top court rejected on Thursday a law barring him from standing in a tense presidential poll runoff. AFP/Getty Images
Protestors gesture towards military police through a barricade of barbed wire during a protest against presidential candidate Ahmed Shafik outside the Supreme Constitutional Court on Thursday. Getty Images
People walk past graffiti showing faces of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, right; Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, second right; former Secretary General of the Arab League Amr Mussa, second left, and former prime minister and presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq, left, at Tahrir square. Getty Images
A boy peers through barbed wire at Egyptian military police standing guard outside the Constitutional Court in Cairo on Thursday, June 14. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian women line up to cast their vote Saturday. Getty Images
Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, center, is seated before addressing a business conference in Cairo on Wednesday. Getty Images
Egyptians read the front page of newspapers for sale outside of Al-Fatah Mosque in Cairo on Friday, May 25. AFP/Getty Images
Ballots are counted by election officials in Alexandria as the country eagerly awaits the outcome Friday. MCT/Getty Images
A supporter of presidential candidate Abdelmonen Abol Fotoh voices her opinions at Tahrir Square on Friday. AFP/Getty Images
Supporters of various candidates debate outside Al-Fatah Mosque in Cairo on Friday. AFP/Getty Images
Electoral officials monitor voting in Namul, a village north of Cairo, on Thursday, May 24, the second and final day of voting in Egypt's historic presidential election. Egypt is holding its first presidential election since last year's toppling of Hosni Mubarak, part of the wave of Arab Spring uprisings. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian women wait in line Thursday to cast their vote outside a polling station in Cairo. If no candidate gets a majority of the vote in the first round of voting, a second round will be held June 16-17. AFP/Getty Images
An election worker checks the identification of a voter at a polling place Thursday in Namul as Egyptian soldiers stand guard. AFP/Getty Images
A soldier stands watch in the Egyptian capital on the second day of voting. A pervasive fear exists that the powerful military, which has run the country since Mubarak's fall 16 months ago, could try to hijack the election. Getty Images
An Egyptian man waits to cast his ballot Thursday north of Cairo. The vote is considered Egypt's first free and fair presidential election in modern history. AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian man drops off his ballot at a polling station Thursday in Cairo. The voting marks the first time Egypt has held a presidential election in which the results aren't known beforehand. AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian woman holds up an ink-stained finger after casting her ballot in Cairo on Wednesday, May 23, the first day of voting in the historic election. AFP/Getty Images
A voter studies her ballot Wednesday in Cairo. Thirteen candidates are competing in the wide-open race, but two withdrew after ballots were printed. Getty Images
Egyptian men fill out their ballots Wednesday in Cairo. Results of the first round of voting are not expected before the weekend. AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian man casts his ballot at a Cairo polling station. Some Egyptians told CNN that they waited up to four hours Wednesday to vote. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian men shield themselves from the hot sun outside a Cairo polling station Wednesday. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian men line up to cast their vote Wednesday in Cairo. Some 30,000 volunteers fanned out to ensure voting is fair, said organizers with the April 6 youth movement, which has campaigned for greater democracy in Egypt. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian men fill out their ballots at a Cairo polling place. AFP/Getty Images
Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahy, a leftist dark-horse contender, flashes a sign of victory as he waits to vote at a Cairo school. AFP/Getty Images
Presidential candidate Abdelmonen Abol Fotoh, a moderate Islamist, casts his ballot Wednesday in Cairo. AFP/Getty Images
An Egyptian Coptic nun drops her ballot at a Cairo polling station Wednesday. AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian women wait outside a polling station in Cairo. Many Egyptians seem uncertain of their loyalties to any particular candidate. AFP/Getty Images