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A protester throws a stone after scuffles broke out between groups of several hundred protesters in Tahrir square when chants against the new Islamist president angered some in the crowd in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The scuffles between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi reflect deep political divisions among the countryís 82 million people, more than a year after the popular uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Photo by: Khalil Hamra
A protester throws a stone after scuffles broke out between groups of several hundred protesters in Tahrir square when chants against the new Islamist president angered some in the crowd in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The scuffles between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi reflect deep political divisions among the countryís 82 million people, more than a year after the popular uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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