Egyptians have tuned in to watch the first-ever presidential debate.
The TV debate pitted the former Foreign Minister Amr Moussa against Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh.
The two have emerged as the two leading candidates in a field of 13.
The election gets under way in two weeks, the climax of an army-led transition to civilian rule after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak 15 months ago.
The first real presidential election in this country of more than 80 million people is being watched across the region as a measure of change brought by last year's historic uprisings across the Middle East.
Based on reporting by AP and Reuters