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Egypt's top court shuts down, blames protesters

A supporter of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi gestures during a rally in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo, December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A supporter of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi gestures during a rally in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo, December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A supporter of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi gestures during a rally in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo, December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans and wave an Egyptian national flag in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to President Mohamed Mursi outside its headquarters. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans and wave an Egyptian national flag in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work...more

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans and wave an Egyptian national flag in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to President Mohamed Mursi outside its headquarters. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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A supporter of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi stands near a damaged picture of Mursi in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to President Mohamed Mursi outside its headquarters. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A supporter of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi stands near a damaged picture of Mursi in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on...more

A supporter of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi stands near a damaged picture of Mursi in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to President Mohamed Mursi outside its headquarters. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Street vendors sell refreshments in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to President Mohamed Mursi outside its headquarters. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Street vendors sell refreshments in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to...more

Street vendors sell refreshments in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to President Mohamed Mursi outside its headquarters. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Mohamed al-Omda, a former member of parliament, waves to supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to President Mohamed Mursi outside its headquarters. The sign reads: "Islam is a religion of mercy, justice and peace". REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Mohamed al-Omda, a former member of parliament, waves to supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work...more

Mohamed al-Omda, a former member of parliament, waves to supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to President Mohamed Mursi outside its headquarters. The sign reads: "Islam is a religion of mercy, justice and peace". REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Riot police stand guard as supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi rally in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to Mursi outside its headquarters. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Riot police stand guard as supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi rally in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday...more

Riot police stand guard as supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi rally in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to Mursi outside its headquarters. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi rally in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi rally in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi rally in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Riot police stand guard behind a gate in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court during a rally by supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Riot police stand guard behind a gate in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court during a rally by supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Riot police stand guard behind a gate in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court during a rally by supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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A supporter of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi waves an Egyptian national flag in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A supporter of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi waves an Egyptian national flag in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A supporter of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi waves an Egyptian national flag in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo, December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to Mursi outside its headquarters. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo, December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by...more

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo, December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to Mursi outside its headquarters. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to Mursi outside its headquarters. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by...more

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to Mursi outside its headquarters. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as riot police form a line in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as riot police form a line in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as riot police form a line in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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A supporter of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shouts slogans and waves an Egyptian national flag in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A supporter of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shouts slogans and waves an Egyptian national flag in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A supporter of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shouts slogans and waves an Egyptian national flag in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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A supporter (L) of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi confronts Hend Mokhtar, a journalist of Al-Youm Al-Sabea, whom the crowd does not want covering their rally in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to Mursi outside its headquarters. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A supporter (L) of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi confronts Hend Mokhtar, a journalist of Al-Youm Al-Sabea, whom the crowd does not want covering their rally in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012....more

A supporter (L) of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi confronts Hend Mokhtar, a journalist of Al-Youm Al-Sabea, whom the crowd does not want covering their rally in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, south of Cairo December 2, 2012. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to Mursi outside its headquarters. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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