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Divided Egypt prepares to release Mubarak from jail

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters inside a cage in a courtroom at the police academy in Cairo April 13, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters inside a cage in a courtroom at the police academy in Cairo April 13, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters inside a cage in a courtroom at the police academy in Cairo April 13, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
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Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie sits at a police station after being arrested by security forces in Cairo, in this Egyptian Interior Ministry handout picture taken August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Interior Ministry/Handout

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie sits at a police station after being arrested by security forces in Cairo, in this Egyptian Interior Ministry handout picture taken August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Interior Ministry/Handout

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie sits at a police station after being arrested by security forces in Cairo, in this Egyptian Interior Ministry handout picture taken August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Interior Ministry/Handout
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Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie sits at a police station after being arrested by security forces in Cairo, in this Egyptian Interior Ministry handout picture provided on August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Interior Ministry/Handout

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie sits at a police station after being arrested by security forces in Cairo, in this Egyptian Interior Ministry handout picture provided on August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Interior Ministry/Handout

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie sits at a police station after being arrested by security forces in Cairo, in this Egyptian Interior Ministry handout picture provided on August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Interior Ministry/Handout
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Members of the Muslim Brotherhood hold a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood hold a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood hold a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Magdy Qorqor (C), the secretary of the new Labour party and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, speaks during a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Magdy Qorqor (C), the secretary of the new Labour party and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, speaks during a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Magdy Qorqor (C), the secretary of the new Labour party and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, speaks during a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Khalid Hanafi, secretary of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, speaks during a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Khalid Hanafi, secretary of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, speaks during a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Khalid Hanafi, secretary of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, speaks during a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Members of the Muslim Brotherhood hold a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood hold a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood hold a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Egyptian army soldiers guard with armoured personnel carriers (APC) near Tahrir Square in Cairo August 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egyptian army soldiers guard with armoured personnel carriers (APC) near Tahrir Square in Cairo August 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egyptian army soldiers guard with armoured personnel carriers (APC) near Tahrir Square in Cairo August 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Khalid Hanafi (C), secretary of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, speaks during a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Khalid Hanafi (C), secretary of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, speaks during a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Khalid Hanafi (C), secretary of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, speaks during a news conference in Cairo August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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