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Bombing wave hits Egypt amid fear of more violence

A police officer inspects the site of a bomb attack in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A police officer inspects the site of a bomb attack in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A police officer inspects the site of a bomb attack in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Police officers and people gather in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Police officers and people gather in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Police officers and people gather in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Police officers inspect the site of a bomb attack in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Police officers inspect the site of a bomb attack in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Police officers inspect the site of a bomb attack in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A vehicle is seen on fire during clashes between pro-Mursi protesters and police in eastern Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper

A vehicle is seen on fire during clashes between pro-Mursi protesters and police in eastern Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper

A vehicle is seen on fire during clashes between pro-Mursi protesters and police in eastern Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper
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Police officers stand guard in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people in one of the most high-profile attacks on the state in months, security sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Police officers stand guard in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up in the parking lot of a top...more

Police officers stand guard in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people in one of the most high-profile attacks on the state in months, security sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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An army police officer stands guard in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

An army police officer stands guard in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

An army police officer stands guard in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Blood is seen in the destroyed car in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Blood is seen in the destroyed car in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Blood is seen in the destroyed car in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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A supporter of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi holds a poster of Sisi in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people in one of the most high-profile attacks on the state in months, security sources said. The poster reads " We will die and Egypt will live." REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A supporter of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi holds a poster of Sisi in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. A...more

A supporter of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi holds a poster of Sisi in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people in one of the most high-profile attacks on the state in months, security sources said. The poster reads " We will die and Egypt will live." REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Blood is seen in a destroyed car in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Blood is seen in a destroyed car in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Blood is seen in a destroyed car in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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A police officer holds his weapon as he stands guard in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A police officer holds his weapon as he stands guard in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A police officer holds his weapon as he stands guard in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate building, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Supporters of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hold posters of Sisi and wave flags in front of Abdeen Presidential Palace in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Supporters of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hold posters of Sisi and wave flags in front of Abdeen Presidential Palace in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Supporters of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hold posters of Sisi and wave flags in front of Abdeen Presidential Palace in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A supporter of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi holds a poster of Sisi in front of Abdeen Presidential Palace in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A supporter of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi holds a poster of Sisi in front of Abdeen Presidential Palace in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A supporter of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi holds a poster of Sisi in front of Abdeen Presidential Palace in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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REFILE - CORRECTING HEADLINE A supporter of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stands next to posters of Sisi in front of Abdeen Presidential Palace in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany

REFILE - CORRECTING HEADLINE A supporter of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stands next to posters of Sisi in front of Abdeen Presidential Palace in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany

REFILE - CORRECTING HEADLINE A supporter of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stands next to posters of Sisi in front of Abdeen Presidential Palace in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A boy looks on between riot police officers guarding in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A boy looks on between riot police officers guarding in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A boy looks on between riot police officers guarding in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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A police officer stands guard in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people in one of the most high-profile attacks on the state in months, security sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A police officer stands guard in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up in the parking lot of a top...more

A police officer stands guard in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people in one of the most high-profile attacks on the state in months, security sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Police officers and people gather in front of the destroyed Islamic Museum building, after a bomb blast occurred at the police headquarters nearby, in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Police officers and people gather in front of the destroyed Islamic Museum building, after a bomb blast occurred at the police headquarters nearby, in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Police officers and people gather in front of the destroyed Islamic Museum building, after a bomb blast occurred at the police headquarters nearby, in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Police officers and people gather in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Police officers and people gather in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Police officers and people gather in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Police officers and people gather in front of the Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Police officers and people gather in front of the Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Police officers and people gather in front of the Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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An injured police officer is assisted by people out of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

An injured police officer is assisted by people out of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

An injured police officer is assisted by people out of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Police officers and people gather in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Police officers and people gather in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Police officers and people gather in front of the damaged Cairo Security Directorate, which includes police and state security, after a bomb attack in downtown Cairo, January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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