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Egyptian Islamists plan big rally as referendum looms

An opposition activist waves a flag portraying journalist Al-Hosseiny Abu Deif during his funeral in Cairo December 19, 2012. Abu Deif died on December 6, 2012 during clashes between supporters and rivals of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi. Egyptian Islamist groups are planning a mass protest in Alexandria on Friday, a move that will raise tensions a day before the final stage of a referendum on a new constitution that has split the nation. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

An opposition activist waves a flag portraying journalist Al-Hosseiny Abu Deif during his funeral in Cairo December 19, 2012. Abu Deif died on December 6, 2012 during clashes between supporters and rivals of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi. Egyptian...more

An opposition activist waves a flag portraying journalist Al-Hosseiny Abu Deif during his funeral in Cairo December 19, 2012. Abu Deif died on December 6, 2012 during clashes between supporters and rivals of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi. Egyptian Islamist groups are planning a mass protest in Alexandria on Friday, a move that will raise tensions a day before the final stage of a referendum on a new constitution that has split the nation. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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A man walks on a graffiti on a pavement in Cairo December 20, 2012. The graffiti reads, "No to the constitution under the rule of the (Muslim) Brotherhood!" REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A man walks on a graffiti on a pavement in Cairo December 20, 2012. The graffiti reads, "No to the constitution under the rule of the (Muslim) Brotherhood!" REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A man walks on a graffiti on a pavement in Cairo December 20, 2012. The graffiti reads, "No to the constitution under the rule of the (Muslim) Brotherhood!" REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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People sit against a wall filled with graffiti at Tahrir Square in Cairo December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

People sit against a wall filled with graffiti at Tahrir Square in Cairo December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

People sit against a wall filled with graffiti at Tahrir Square in Cairo December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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A man walks past a graffiti portraying protesters killed in recent clashes with supporters of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi, at Tahrir Square in Cairo December 20, 2012. Egypt's opposition, facing defeat over a new constitution in a referendum this weekend, urged its supporters to reject the Islamist-backed charter and pledged to fight on to amend it during elections expected next year. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A man walks past a graffiti portraying protesters killed in recent clashes with supporters of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi, at Tahrir Square in Cairo December 20, 2012. Egypt's opposition, facing defeat over a new constitution in a referendum this...more

A man walks past a graffiti portraying protesters killed in recent clashes with supporters of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi, at Tahrir Square in Cairo December 20, 2012. Egypt's opposition, facing defeat over a new constitution in a referendum this weekend, urged its supporters to reject the Islamist-backed charter and pledged to fight on to amend it during elections expected next year. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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