New Egyptian parliament has opened
The Egyptian parliament elected in the nation's first election following the ousting of Hosni Mubarak nearly a year ago has opened its inaugural session.
The 498-seat chamber dominated by Islamists is expected to elect a speaker and two deputies.
The session was led by the oldest politician, Mahmoud el-Saqqah.
Starting on November 28 and lasting several weeks, the parliamentary election was the freest in Egypt's modern history.