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  • Egyptians stand on a barrier set up by the military to separate army troops from demonstrators near Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of soldiers in riot gear swept through the square early Monday and opened fire on protesters who demanded an immediate end to military rule. (Associated Press)

    Egypt's ruling military attempts to discredit democracy seekers

    Egypt's ruling military sought to discredit the democracy movement Monday, portraying a detained protester as a woman of questionable morals, accusing a prominent publisher of incitement and alleging the media is trying to sabotage the country.

  • ** FILE ** In this photo from Sept. 24, 2011, Egyptian riot police line up to separate pro-Mubarak supporters and the families of the slain protesters during the trial session of ousted president Hosni Mubarak in Cairo. Thousands of Egyptian police launched a nationwide strike on Monday to demand better salaries and a purge of former regime officials from senior security posts. (Associated Press)

    Activists fear Egyptian military is crushing hopes from revolution

    In the eight months since the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's ruling military has postponed presidential elections, extended a controversial emergency law, cracked down on peaceful demonstrators and arrested critics.

  • A protester chants slogans while riding on another man's shoulders following an attack by security forces in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 9, 2011. Soldiers beat hundreds of protesters with clubs and fired heavy volleys of gunfire into the air as part of a pre-dawn attack to clear away an overnight demonstration in Cairo's central Tahrir Square, in the latest sign of tensions between Egypt's ruling military and the country's protest movement. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

    Egypt army kills 1 dispersing overnight protest

    Demonstrators burned cars and barricaded themselves with barbed wire inside a central Cairo square demanding the resignation of the military's head after troops violently dispersed an overnight protest killing one and injuring 71.

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