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An Egyptian woman buys watermelons from a fruit vendor in front of a poster with Arabic that reads, “civilians from Sayeda Zeinab support the candidacy of Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi,” during the first day of a presidential election in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, May 26, 2014. The next president will be Egypt’s eighth since the overthrow of the monarch in 1952. Of the seven past presidents, five came from military backgrounds. Besides Morsi, who ruled for a year, the other civilian president was Sufi Abu Taleb, who briefly held the position in an interim capacity after Anwar Sadat’s assassination in October 1981. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)