An Egyptian soldier stands guard at a polling station in the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matruh on October 18, 2015. Polling opened earlier in the day in Egypt to elect a new parliament that will tighten President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's grip on power after he crushed all opposition since ousting his Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Arabic writting on placard reads "Egypt is the cradle of civilization and it shall remain." AFP PHOTO / STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)