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Egypt's Islamists seek to defuse crisis over decree

General view of tents in Tahrir square as protesters and activists continue with their sit-in, in Cairo, November 25, 2012. More than 500 people have been injured in protests since Friday, when Egyptians awoke to news Mursi had issued a decree temporarily widening his powers and shielding his decisions from judicial review. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

General view of tents in Tahrir square as protesters and activists continue with their sit-in, in Cairo, November 25, 2012. More than 500 people have been injured in protests since Friday, when Egyptians awoke to news Mursi had issued a decree...more

General view of tents in Tahrir square as protesters and activists continue with their sit-in, in Cairo, November 25, 2012. More than 500 people have been injured in protests since Friday, when Egyptians awoke to news Mursi had issued a decree temporarily widening his powers and shielding his decisions from judicial review. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Protesters from the Press Syndicate chant anti-Mursi slogans in Tahrir square in Cairo, November 25, 2012. More than 500 people have been injured in protests since Friday, when Egyptians awoke to news Mursi had issued a decree temporarily widening his powers and shielding his decisions from judicial review. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Protesters from the Press Syndicate chant anti-Mursi slogans in Tahrir square in Cairo, November 25, 2012. More than 500 people have been injured in protests since Friday, when Egyptians awoke to news Mursi had issued a decree temporarily widening...more

Protesters from the Press Syndicate chant anti-Mursi slogans in Tahrir square in Cairo, November 25, 2012. More than 500 people have been injured in protests since Friday, when Egyptians awoke to news Mursi had issued a decree temporarily widening his powers and shielding his decisions from judicial review. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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A protester returns a tear gas canister to the riot police in Cairo November 25, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decree that put his decisions above legal challenge until a new parliament was elected caused fury amongst his opponents on Friday who accused him of being the new Hosni Mubarak and hijacking the revolution. Police fired tear gas in a street leading to Cairo's Tahrir Square, heart of the 2011 anti-Mubarak uprising, where thousands demanded Mursi quit and accused him of launching a "coup". There were violent protests in Alexandria, Port Said and Suez. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester returns a tear gas canister to the riot police in Cairo November 25, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decree that put his decisions above legal challenge until a new parliament was elected caused fury amongst his opponents on...more

A protester returns a tear gas canister to the riot police in Cairo November 25, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decree that put his decisions above legal challenge until a new parliament was elected caused fury amongst his opponents on Friday who accused him of being the new Hosni Mubarak and hijacking the revolution. Police fired tear gas in a street leading to Cairo's Tahrir Square, heart of the 2011 anti-Mubarak uprising, where thousands demanded Mursi quit and accused him of launching a "coup". There were violent protests in Alexandria, Port Said and Suez. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Riot police are seen during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 25, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decree that put his decisions above legal challenge until a new parliament was elected caused fury amongst his opponents on Friday who accused him of being the new Hosni Mubarak and hijacking the revolution. Police fired tear gas in a street leading to Cairo's Tahrir Square, heart of the 2011 anti-Mubarak uprising, where thousands demanded Mursi quit and accused him of launching a "coup". There were violent protests in Alexandria, Port Said and Suez. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Riot police are seen during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 25, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decree that put his decisions above legal challenge until a new parliament was elected caused fury amongst his opponents on Friday who...more

Riot police are seen during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 25, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decree that put his decisions above legal challenge until a new parliament was elected caused fury amongst his opponents on Friday who accused him of being the new Hosni Mubarak and hijacking the revolution. Police fired tear gas in a street leading to Cairo's Tahrir Square, heart of the 2011 anti-Mubarak uprising, where thousands demanded Mursi quit and accused him of launching a "coup". There were violent protests in Alexandria, Port Said and Suez. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Protesters run from the riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters run from the riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters run from the riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Protesters run from the riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters run from the riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters run from the riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A protester kneels during clashes in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester kneels during clashes in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester kneels during clashes in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A protester tries to kick a tear gas canister away in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester tries to kick a tear gas canister away in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester tries to kick a tear gas canister away in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A protester waves an Egyptian flag amidst clashes in Tahrir, Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester waves an Egyptian flag amidst clashes in Tahrir, Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester waves an Egyptian flag amidst clashes in Tahrir, Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Riot police build a wall in an attempt to block off the clashes in Tahrir, Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Riot police build a wall in an attempt to block off the clashes in Tahrir, Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Riot police build a wall in an attempt to block off the clashes in Tahrir, Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A protester returns a tear gas canister to the riot police in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester returns a tear gas canister to the riot police in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester returns a tear gas canister to the riot police in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Protesters run away from tear gas with the characters "Leave Mursi" written under them in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters run away from tear gas with the characters "Leave Mursi" written under them in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters run away from tear gas with the characters "Leave Mursi" written under them in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A protester returns a tear gas canister to the riot police in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester returns a tear gas canister to the riot police in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester returns a tear gas canister to the riot police in Cairo November 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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