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Egypt's Mursi leaves palace as police battle protesters

A woman stands near barbed wire in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A woman stands near barbed wire in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the...more

A woman stands near barbed wire in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Anti-Mursi protesters barricade a road during clashes with riot police in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Anti-Mursi protesters barricade a road during clashes with riot police in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday,...more

Anti-Mursi protesters barricade a road during clashes with riot police in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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An anti-Mursi protester takes a photo of a riot police van with tear gas smoke coming out of it during clashes in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

An anti-Mursi protester takes a photo of a riot police van with tear gas smoke coming out of it during clashes in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed...more

An anti-Mursi protester takes a photo of a riot police van with tear gas smoke coming out of it during clashes in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Protesters chant anti-Mursi slogans in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egypt's opposition called for mass protests on Tuesday against the Islamist-led government's drive to hold a snap referendum on a new constitution after sweeping aside judicial obstacles. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Protesters chant anti-Mursi slogans in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egypt's opposition called for mass protests on Tuesday against the Islamist-led government's drive to hold a snap referendum on a new constitution...more

Protesters chant anti-Mursi slogans in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egypt's opposition called for mass protests on Tuesday against the Islamist-led government's drive to hold a snap referendum on a new constitution after sweeping aside judicial obstacles. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Riot police officers release tear gas during clashes with anti-Mursi protesters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Riot police officers release tear gas during clashes with anti-Mursi protesters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on...more

Riot police officers release tear gas during clashes with anti-Mursi protesters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Anti-Mursi protesters shout slogans during a protest in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Anti-Mursi protesters shout slogans during a protest in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist...more

Anti-Mursi protesters shout slogans during a protest in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Anti-Mursi protesters remove barbed wire during clashes with riot police in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Anti-Mursi protesters remove barbed wire during clashes with riot police in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday,...more

Anti-Mursi protesters remove barbed wire during clashes with riot police in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi's palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, two presidential sources said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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A protester chants anti-Mursi slogans in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A protester chants anti-Mursi slogans in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A protester chants anti-Mursi slogans in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Egypt's riot police stand behind a barbed wire fence closing off the road before a demonstration, in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Egypt's riot police stand behind a barbed wire fence closing off the road before a demonstration, in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Egypt's riot police stand behind a barbed wire fence closing off the road before a demonstration, in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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A protester chants anti-Mursi slogans in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A protester chants anti-Mursi slogans in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A protester chants anti-Mursi slogans in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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A protester stands behind an Egyptian flag during a protest in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A protester stands behind an Egyptian flag during a protest in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A protester stands behind an Egyptian flag during a protest in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Anti-Mursi protesters, seen through Egyptian flags, chant anti-Mursi slogans in Tahrir square in Cairo December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Anti-Mursi protesters, seen through Egyptian flags, chant anti-Mursi slogans in Tahrir square in Cairo December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Anti-Mursi protesters, seen through Egyptian flags, chant anti-Mursi slogans in Tahrir square in Cairo December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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