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An Egyptian vendor displays a mask of Egypt's Defense Minister, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the 2011 uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Egyptian riot police have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi protesting as the country marks the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising, as supporters of the military gathered in rival rallies in other parts of the capital, many of them urging military chief el-Sissi, the man who removed Morsi, to run for president.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

An Egyptian vendor displays a mask of Egypt's Defense Minister, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the 2011 uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Egyptian riot police have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi protesting as the country marks the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising, as supporters of the military gathered in rival rallies in other parts of the capital, many of them urging military chief el-Sissi, the man who removed Morsi, to run for president.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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