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Protesters gather outside Egypt's high court in Cairo on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, as the nation's highest body of judges slammed a recent decision by the president to grant himself near-absolute power, calling the move an “unprecedented assault” on the judiciary. (AP Photo/Mohammed Asad)

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