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Egypt's opposition rejects constitutional referendum

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Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi (C) attends a meeting with Egypt's Vice President Mahmoud Mekky (L) with other politicians and heads of parties at the presidential palace in Cairo December 8, 2012. Mursi cancelled a decree which had sparked huge protests by giving him sweeping powers. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

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An Anti-Mursi protesters stand on military tank in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 8, 2012. Egypt's military, stepping into a crisis pitting Islamist President Mohamed Mursi against opponents who accuse him of grabbing excessive power, said on Saturday only dialogue could avert "catastrophe". REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi (4th L) attends a meeting with Egypt's Vice President Mahmoud Mekky (3rd L) and other politicians and heads of parties at the presidential palace in Cairo December 8, 2012. Mursi cancelled a decree which had sparked huge protests by giving him sweeping powers. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

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Combination photograph of murals drawn on the wall of the presidential palace in Cairo December 8, 2012. Egypt's military, stepping into a crisis pitting Islamist President Mohamed Mursi against opponents who accuse him of grabbing excessive power, said on Saturday only dialogue could avert "catastrophe". REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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Anti-Mursi protester eats in front of graffiti with ( R to L ) Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak, former Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi on the wall of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 8, 2012. Mursi cancelled a decree which had sparked huge protests by giving him sweeping powers. The Arabic words read, "No, the brotherhood's constitution, It's valid ". REUTERS/Amr Abdallah...

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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...

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Protesters against Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi celebrate after peacefully breaking past barbed wire barricades guarding the presidential palace in Cairo December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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A protester against Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi shouts after breaching barbed wire barricades guarding the presidential palace in Cairo, as Republican Guard soldiers stand on a tank to show their non-intervention December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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A protester against Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi waves an Egyptian flag in front of Republican Guard soldiers standing behind a barbed wire barricade guarding the presidential palace in Cairo December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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Protesters against Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi cheer for Republican Guard soldiers (C) for not taking action to prevent them from breaking past barbed wire barricades guarding the presidential palace in Cairo December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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Republican Guard soldiers hold hands with one another while standing on a tank as they are surrounded by protesters against Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi after the protesters peacefully broke past barbed wire barricades guarding the presidential palace in Cairo December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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Protesters against Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi celebrate after peacefully breaking past barbed wire barricades guarding the presidential palace in Cairo December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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A general view shows protesters against Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi after they peacefully broke past barbed wire barricades guarding the presidential palace in Cairo December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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