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Egyptian expatriates across the world begin casting ballots in country's presidential election

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    An Egyptian man casts his vote at a polling station, in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Egyptian expatriates around the world headed to the polls on Thursday, casting the first votes to name a successor to deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon) (The Associated Press)

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    Egyptians hold national flags and chant slogans outside the Egyptian embassy in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Egyptian expatriates around the world headed to the polls on Thursday, casting the first votes to name a successor to deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon) (The Associated Press)

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    An Egyptian man living in Yemen casts his ballot for his country's presidential election at the Egyptian Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) (The Associated Press)

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    An Egyptian man who lives in Lebanon casts his ballot at a polling station for his country's presidential election at the Egyptian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday May 15, 2014. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the 59-year old retired military chief who removed the country's elected Islamist president following mass protests, is the front-runner in the elections scheduled in Egypt for May 26-27. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) (The Associated Press)

Egyptian expatriates are lining up at polling centers in more than 100 countries to cast ballots in four days of voting for Egypt's coming presidential election.

Egypt's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that that Gulf countries and Australia are witnessing a relatively high turnout.

Egypt's presidential election will be held May 26 and 27.

Retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who led the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year, is widely expected to win the poll. He faces leftist Hamdeen Sabahi.

There are nearly 600,000 registered Egyptian voters around the world. Arab countries, especially the Gulf monarchies and the United States, have large presence of Egyptian expatriates.