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epa03900579 A photograph made available on 07 October 2013, shows an Egyptian t-shirts vendor presenting a t-shirt of Defense Minister Abdul-Fattah al-Sissi (Top-C) as al-Sissi supporters run a campaign action gathering signatures to ask him to run for President in Khan al-Khalil market of Cairo, Egypt, 03 October 2013. Dozens of people raced to sign a petition urging Egypt’s army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi to run for presidency, as the campaign organizers moved around Cairo’s Khan al-Khalili bazar. The campaign, titled Complete Your Good Deed, in reference to al-Sissi’s ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July, is gaining pace, although presidential elections are not scheduled to take place before mid-2014. The campaigners are hoping to collect 30 million signatures to convince el-Sissi to stand in the elections, following the footsteps of Tamarod campaign, which gathered 22 million signatures calling for Morsi’s ouster in June. EPA/AMEL PAIN