Egyptian military says only dialogue can avert disaster

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A sign, which reads: ''Leave'', is pictured on a barbed wire barricade guarding the presidential palace in Cairo, as Republican Guard soldiers stand in line behind the barricade December 7, 2012. Tens of thousands of Egyptian protesters surged around the presidential palace on Friday and the opposition rejected Mursi's call for dialogue to end a crisis that has polarised the nation and sparked deadly clashes. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany