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Egyptian police special forces stand guard beside an armored vehicle, protecting a bridge between Tahrir Square and Cairo University, where Muslim Brotherhood supporters have gathered, in Giza, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo)
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Egyptian police special forces stand guard beside an armored vehicle, protecting a bridge between Tahrir Square and Cairo University, where Muslim Brotherhood supporters have gathered, in Giza, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo)

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