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Egypt constitution: Long queues at polling stations

15 December 2012 Last updated at 13:10 GMT

There are long queues at polling stations in Egypt as people wait to vote on the controversial new constitution.

The BBC's correspondent Lyse Doucet in northern Cairo said that people had been waiting for hours to cast their vote.

She said that opponents of the constitution had, in the end, decided that they should not boycott the poll.