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Egypt's Mursi faces judicial revolt over decree

Ahmed al-Zind, head of Egypt's Judges Club, speaks during a meeting of judges at the club in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that triggered calls for more protests following a day of violence across Egypt. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Ahmed al-Zind, head of Egypt's Judges Club, speaks during a meeting of judges at the club in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense,...more

Ahmed al-Zind, head of Egypt's Judges Club, speaks during a meeting of judges at the club in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that triggered calls for more protests following a day of violence across Egypt. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Judges attend a meeting at Egypt's Judges Club in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that triggered calls for more protests following a day of violence across Egypt. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Judges attend a meeting at Egypt's Judges Club in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that triggered calls...more

Judges attend a meeting at Egypt's Judges Club in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that triggered calls for more protests following a day of violence across Egypt. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Anti-Mursi protesters chant slogans in front of the Supreme Judicial Council building in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that triggered calls for more protests following a day of violence across Egypt. Egypt's highest judicial authority, the Supreme Judicial Council, said the decree issued by Mursi on Thursday was an "unprecedented attack" on the independence of the judiciary. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Anti-Mursi protesters chant slogans in front of the Supreme Judicial Council building in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense,...more

Anti-Mursi protesters chant slogans in front of the Supreme Judicial Council building in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that triggered calls for more protests following a day of violence across Egypt. Egypt's highest judicial authority, the Supreme Judicial Council, said the decree issued by Mursi on Thursday was an "unprecedented attack" on the independence of the judiciary. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Anti-Mursi protesters run from tear gas released by police during clashes in front of the Supreme Judicial Council in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that triggered calls for more protests following a day of violence across Egypt. Egypt's highest judicial authority, the Supreme Judicial Council, said the decree issued by Mursi on Thursday was an "unprecedented attack" on the independence of the judiciary. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Anti-Mursi protesters run from tear gas released by police during clashes in front of the Supreme Judicial Council in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his...more

Anti-Mursi protesters run from tear gas released by police during clashes in front of the Supreme Judicial Council in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that triggered calls for more protests following a day of violence across Egypt. Egypt's highest judicial authority, the Supreme Judicial Council, said the decree issued by Mursi on Thursday was an "unprecedented attack" on the independence of the judiciary. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Anti-Mursi protesters run from tear gas released by police during clashes in front of the Supreme Judicial Council in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that triggered calls for more protests following a day of violence across Egypt. Egypt's highest judicial authority, the Supreme Judicial Council, said the decree issued by Mursi on Thursday was an "unprecedented attack" on the independence of the judiciary. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Anti-Mursi protesters run from tear gas released by police during clashes in front of the Supreme Judicial Council in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his...more

Anti-Mursi protesters run from tear gas released by police during clashes in front of the Supreme Judicial Council in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that triggered calls for more protests following a day of violence across Egypt. Egypt's highest judicial authority, the Supreme Judicial Council, said the decree issued by Mursi on Thursday was an "unprecedented attack" on the independence of the judiciary. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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An anti-Mursi protester lights a flare in front of the Supreme Judicial Council in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that triggered calls for more protests following a day of violence across Egypt. Egypt's highest judicial authority, the Supreme Judicial Council, said the decree issued by Mursi on Thursday was an "unprecedented attack" on the independence of the judiciary. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

An anti-Mursi protester lights a flare in front of the Supreme Judicial Council in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening...more

An anti-Mursi protester lights a flare in front of the Supreme Judicial Council in Cairo November 24, 2012. Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faced a rebellion on Saturday from judges who accused him of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that triggered calls for more protests following a day of violence across Egypt. Egypt's highest judicial authority, the Supreme Judicial Council, said the decree issued by Mursi on Thursday was an "unprecedented attack" on the independence of the judiciary. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi speaks to supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo November 23, 2012. Mursi's decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury amongst his opponents and prompted violent clashes in central Cairo and other cities on Friday. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi speaks to supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo November 23, 2012. Mursi's decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury amongst his opponents and prompted violent clashes in central Cairo and other...more

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi speaks to supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo November 23, 2012. Mursi's decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury amongst his opponents and prompted violent clashes in central Cairo and other cities on Friday. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout
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A protester cheers as items ransacked from an office of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party burn in Alexandria November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

A protester cheers as items ransacked from an office of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party burn in Alexandria November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

A protester cheers as items ransacked from an office of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party burn in Alexandria November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
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Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi (C) speaks to supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi (C) speaks to supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi (C) speaks to supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi speaks to supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi speaks to supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi speaks to supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout
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Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi waves to supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi waves to supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi waves to supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout
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Protesters chant slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters chant slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters chant slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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People watch as protesters burn items ransacked from an office of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party in Alexandria November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

People watch as protesters burn items ransacked from an office of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party in Alexandria November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

People watch as protesters burn items ransacked from an office of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party in Alexandria November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
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Flames burn around a police vehicle after protesters threw a molotov cocktail at it during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Flames burn around a police vehicle after protesters threw a molotov cocktail at it during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Flames burn around a police vehicle after protesters threw a molotov cocktail at it during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Protesters carry an injured fellow protester during clashes with the police at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters carry an injured fellow protester during clashes with the police at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters carry an injured fellow protester during clashes with the police at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Protesters chant slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters chant slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters chant slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Protesters carry an effigy, which symbolises demonstrators killed in clashes with police forces last year, during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters carry an effigy, which symbolises demonstrators killed in clashes with police forces last year, during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters carry an effigy, which symbolises demonstrators killed in clashes with police forces last year, during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Protesters chant slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters chant slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters chant slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A protester (R) runs from tear gas released by riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester (R) runs from tear gas released by riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester (R) runs from tear gas released by riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Constitution Party founders' representative Mohamed ElBaradei and Hamdeen Sabahi, former presidential candidate and founder of Al-Karama Party, join protesters at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Constitution Party founders' representative Mohamed ElBaradei and Hamdeen Sabahi, former presidential candidate and founder of Al-Karama Party, join protesters at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Constitution Party founders' representative Mohamed ElBaradei and Hamdeen Sabahi, former presidential candidate and founder of Al-Karama Party, join protesters at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Protesters pray as they gather at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters pray as they gather at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters pray as they gather at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A protester carries an injured fellow protester during clashes with the police at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester carries an injured fellow protester during clashes with the police at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A protester carries an injured fellow protester during clashes with the police at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Protesters run from riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 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

Protesters run from riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 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

Protesters run from riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 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 chant slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters chant slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters chant slogans against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Protesters run from tear gas released by riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters run from tear gas released by riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Protesters run from tear gas released by riot police during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Tear gas canisters fired by riot police land among protesters during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Tear gas canisters fired by riot police land among protesters during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Tear gas canisters fired by riot police land among protesters during clashes at Tahrir square in Cairo November 23, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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