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  • Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (center) is flanked by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi (left) and Chief of Staff Sami Anan at a ceremony at an Air Force base in Cairo on Tuesday. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives in the Egyptian capital on Saturday amid growing concern in Washington that a power struggle in Egypt could imperil the transition to democratic rule. (Associated Press)

    Power at core of dispute in Egypt

    The power struggle that has pitted Egypt's first democratically elected president against his country's courts and military has drifted into murky legal waters, leaving analysts, officials and ordinary Egyptians scratching their heads over the question: who has the law on their side?

  • ** 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 cargo ship transits the Suez Canal en route from the Mediterranean Sea to the Gulf of Suez at the city of Suez, Egypt, on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. Oil has come off two-year highs above $92 earlier this week as investor fears that chaos in Egypt could disrupt the two million barrels of crude per day that pass through the Suez Canal and an adjacent pipeline eased. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    With Egypt in turmoil, oil and food prices climb

    The turmoil in Egypt is causing economic jitters across the globe, pushing up food and oil prices so far, but bigger worries are ahead.

  • Anti-government protesters pray Monday at Tahrir Square in Cairo. A coalition of opposition groups called for a million people to take to Cairo's streets Tuesday. The Arabic on the sign reads "I'm Egyptian, anti-destruction." (Associated Press)

    Arabs brandishing people power

    Economic grievances, including high levels of unemployment and rampant corruption, have been a key driver of protests erupting across the Arab world in recent weeks.

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