Constitutional Court Rulings Throw Egypt Into Turmoil

Egypt's Constitutional Court has cleared the candidate who served under deposed president Hosni Mubarak to run against the Muslim Brotherhood candidate in this weekend's presidential run-off. In another ruling, the court has cast doubt on the legitimacy of Parliament, where the Brotherhood is strongly represented. Together, the decisions have thrown the country into uncertainty.

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A man at the al-Mahalla polling station.