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Explosion Rocks Cairo Courthouse as Egyptians Vote on Constitution

Image: Egyptian police check the damage after an explosion at the Imbaba courthouse amid a massive security operation to protect polling stations, in Cairo
Egyptian police check the damage after an explosion at the Imbaba courthouse amid a massive security operation to protect polling stations, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Egyptians have started voting on a draft for their country's new constitution that represents a key milestone in a military-backed roadmap put in place after President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in a popularly backed coup last July. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) Khalil Hamra / AP

Egyptian police check the damage after an explosion at the Imbaba courthouse, on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt.

Egyptians formed long lines outside polling stations to vote on a new constitution that represents a key milestone in a military-backed roadmap put in place after the ouster of Egypt's Islamist president in a coup last July.

The balloting deals a heavy blow to the Muslim Brotherhood's campaign for the reinstatement of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and paves the way for a likely presidential run by the nation's top general, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

— The Associated Press