Egyptian anti-riot soldiers sit outside of the Shura Concil, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 1, 2013. When voters went to the polls more than a year ago to vote for Egypt's upper house of parliament, ... more 
Egyptian anti-riot soldiers sit outside of the Shura Concil, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 1, 2013. When voters went to the polls more than a year ago to vote for Egypt's upper house of parliament, most presumed the legislature would be the powerless talk shop that it had been for 30 years. Few candidates were known outside their families, parties or neighborhoods. Only seven percent of the electorate bothered to cast a ballot. Thanks to the twists and turns of the rocky transition that followed Egypt's 2011 uprising, the Shura Council finds itself the sole law-making body in the land. This accidental legislature is now back in the spotlight ahead of an expected court ruling on its disputed legal status _ a move that could see it dissolved. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Hassan Ammar
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