Electoral symbols of candidates displayed on posters in Cairo, Egypt.
Symbols are used by individual candidates in the Egyptian elections because of the low literacy rates in some areas and the multitude of contenders. Voters can identify their favoured candidates by symbol.
[Credit : Peter Macdiarmid/Getty]

Electoral symbols of candidates displayed on posters in Cairo, Egypt.

Symbols are used by individual candidates in the Egyptian elections because of the low literacy rates in some areas and the multitude of contenders. Voters can identify their favoured candidates by symbol.

[Credit : Peter Macdiarmid/Getty]