Egypt's recently elected Parliament, which is dominated by Islamists, held its first session in Cairo on Monday. The challenges facing the legislature include coming up with a new constitution. Asmaa Waguih/AP hide caption

toggle caption Asmaa Waguih/AP

A demonstrator in Cairo runs with an injured child during clashes with security forces last month. A growing number of children are participating in anti-government protests, and their numbers are rising among the casualties. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

Egypt is holding parliamentary elections, but the military remains the most powerful force in the country. Here, election officials take away ballot boxes from a polling station in Cairo on Nov. 29, 2011. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Tourists visit the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza near Cairo. Tourist numbers have plummeted this year with the political turmoil in Egypt. Now, some Islamist politicians are proposing rules that could discourage visitors. Jamal Saidi/Reuters /Landov hide caption

toggle caption Jamal Saidi/Reuters /Landov

Women stand in line to cast their votes in Suez, Egypt, on Wednesday. For months after the revolution, the port city had no government or services. Some voters are turning to the Salafists or the Muslim Brotherhood to bring change. Eman Helal/AP hide caption

toggle caption Eman Helal/AP

Egyptian soldiers stand in front of campaign posters for candidates from the hard-line Islamist Salafist Al-Nour party, in the coastal city of Alexandria. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption AFP/Getty Images

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor