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Egyptian protesters carry national flags and chant slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood during a rally Dec. 4, 2012, in front of the presidential palace in Cairo. Tensions grew over Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's seizure of nearly unrestricted powers and a draft constitution hurriedly adopted by his allies. Arabic on the banner reads, "down with the pharaoh president." (Associated Press)
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Egyptian protesters carry national flags and chant slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood during a rally Dec. 4, 2012, in front of the presidential palace in Cairo. Tensions grew over Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's seizure of nearly unrestricted powers and a draft constitution hurriedly adopted by his allies. Arabic on the banner reads, "down with the pharaoh president." (Associated Press)

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