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    Muslim Brotherhood rally defies Egypt ban

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the country's largest opposition group, have staged huge rallies campaigning for Sunday's general elections, defying a strict ban on election campaigning by the group.

    Meanwhile, Egyptian courts have ordered the cancellation the vote in 24 districts in the city of Alexandria after the government ignored orders to reinstate opposition and independent candidates.

    The Muslim brotherhood is competing for a third of Egypt's parliamentary seats although it has been considered illegal for more than half a century.

    Jacky Rowland reports from the Egyptian city of Alexandria, where the group was founded.

    [November 27, 2010]