Egypt back at polls, calm in Cairo after clashes

22.12.2011                      26.Kislev. 5772                       Channuka 2

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Egypt back at polls, calm in Cairo after clashes

Nine provinces, mostly outside capital, holding run-off votes; Tahrir Square quiet through the night.

Egyptians returned to the polls on Wednesday in a staggered parliamentary election after five days of violence in Cairo that has cast a pall over the transition to democracy and drawn a US rebuke of Egypt's security forces.
Tahrir Square and surrounding streets were quiet through the night for the first time in a week. A night earlier, police and soldiers had used tear gas and batons to chase protesters demanding an end to army rule out of the square….