Fireworks burst over Tahrir Square as protesters gather in Cairo on Dec. 4, 2012. Demonstrations by tens of thousands of Egyptians outside the presidential palace turned violent as tensions grew over Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's seizure of nearly unrestricted powers. Thousands of protesters also gathered in Cairo's downtown Tahrir Square, miles away from the palace, to join several hundred who have been camping out there for nearly two weeks. (Associated Press)

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Fireworks burst over Tahrir Square as protesters gather in Cairo on Dec. 4, 2012. Demonstrations by tens of thousands of Egyptians outside the presidential palace turned violent as tensions grew over Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's seizure of nearly unrestricted powers. Thousands of protesters also gathered in Cairo's downtown Tahrir Square, miles away from the palace, to join several hundred who have been camping out there for nearly two weeks. (Associated Press)