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Egypt struggles for democracy

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An Al-Azhar sheikh explains some papers in the courtyard of the Al-Azhar adminstrative building, in Cairo September 10, 2012. A proposal by ultraconservative Salafis to give Egypt's main Islamic institution the final say on whether the law of the land adheres to Islamic law threatens to bring the already painfully slow process of drafting the new constitution to a grinding halt.

PHOTO: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

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