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FILE – In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 file photo, Aofficials are seen in the People’s Assembly as final preparations are made for an opening session of parliament, in Cairo. Egypt is gearing up for parliamentary elections, the second since the 2011 uprising. But with the once-triumphant Muslim Brotherhood now banned from public life and a new military-backed government suppressing public expression, analysts and activists say the next legislature is unlikely to check the extensive powers enjoyed by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa, File)