An Egyptian election official helps a woman cast her vote at a polling station in the capital Cairo's eastern neighbourhood of Heliopolis on the first day of the 2018 presidential elections

Egyptian women wearing t-shirts with writing in Arabic reading "Egypt first, go and participate" wave national flags as they celebrate in the capital Cairo's Tahrir square on the first day of voting in the 2018 presidential election.

Egyptian women show their ink-stained fingers after voting as they stand outside a polling station in al-Montazah district of Egypt's second city of Alexandria on the first day of voting in the 2018 presidential election

Egyptian women cast their ballots on the first day of voting in the Egyptian presidential elections in the northern port city of Alexandria