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  • A protester runs to throw a tear gas canister away during clashes with the Egyptian riot police near Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Egypt ruler: Referendum on power transfer possible

    Egypt's military ruler says the armed forces are prepared to hold a referendum on immediately transferring power to a civilian authority if people demand it.

  • Illustration: Egypt protest by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    DE BORCHGRAVE: Megabyte revolution

    The "Cairo Necropolis" is a bustling jumble of tombs and mausoleums where some 5 million homeless and impoverished (out of 18 million Cairenes) live and work among their dead relatives and ancestors. Along the base of the Moqatham Hills, the City of the Dead stretches for four miles from northern to southern Cairo. With 40 percent of Egypt's 82 million living below or just above the United Nation's poverty line of $2 a day, many come to Dead City looking for work, shelter and food.

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