Edition:
United States
Pictures | Mon Nov 26, 2012 | 6:39pm EST

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
Close
1 / 13
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
Close
2 / 13
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
Close
3 / 13
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
Close
4 / 13
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
Close
5 / 13
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
Close
6 / 13
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
Close
7 / 13
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
Close
8 / 13
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
Close
9 / 13
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
Close
10 / 13
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
Close
11 / 13
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
Close
12 / 13
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
Close
13 / 13

Next Slideshows

Modern-day Gandhi

An Indian man claims the soul of Gandhi lives inside him.

Nov 26 2012

The Rolling Stones at 50

Half a century has passed since the Stones first live gig.

Nov 26 2012

Tragedy in Bangladesh

A fire sweeps through a garment workshop, killing over 100.

Nov 26 2012

Betting on child jockeys

Dozens of Indonesian child jockeys compete on the racetrack for the chance to win cash and cows for their families.

Nov 26 2012

MORE IN PICTURES

The sniper wars of Mosul

The sniper wars of Mosul

As an outnumbered and outgunned Islamic State defend their last stronghold in Iraq, snipers have been one of their most effective weapons.

Cherry blossoms in bloom

Cherry blossoms in bloom

The arrival of cherry blossoms heralds the beginning of spring.

First 100 days of Trump

First 100 days of Trump

Major moments from the first days of the Trump administration.

Road to the Final Four

Road to the Final Four

The NCAA March Madness field narrows.

Running of the Brides

Running of the Brides

Couples take part in the "Running of the Brides" race as they compete for wedding prizes in Bangkok.

Russian police detain hundreds of protesters

Russian police detain hundreds of protesters

Police detain hundreds of protesters across Russia, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption.

Clashes break out at Trump rally

Clashes break out at Trump rally

Supporters of Trump clash with counter-protesters at a rally in Huntington Beach, California.

Republicans pull healthcare bill

Republicans pull healthcare bill

President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul Obamacare, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.

Sunken South Korean ferry raised

Sunken South Korean ferry raised

The Sewol ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly emerges from a gray sea.

Newer Slideshows Older Slideshows

Trending Collections

Pictures