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Rivals clash as Mursi's deputy seeks end to Egypt crisis

Supporters of Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi chant slogans while holding a placard reading: "Yes for the Constitution", outside the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on Wednesday, while inside the building his deputy proposed a way to end a crisis over a draft constitution that has split the most populous Arab nation. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Supporters of Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi chant slogans while holding a placard reading: "Yes for the Constitution", outside the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace...more

Supporters of Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi chant slogans while holding a placard reading: "Yes for the Constitution", outside the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on Wednesday, while inside the building his deputy proposed a way to end a crisis over a draft constitution that has split the most populous Arab nation. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi remove tents set up by opposition protesters outside the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on Wednesday, while inside the building his deputy proposed a way to end a crisis over a draft constitution that has split the most populous Arab nation. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi remove tents set up by opposition protesters outside the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on Wednesday, while inside the...more

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi remove tents set up by opposition protesters outside the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on Wednesday, while inside the building his deputy proposed a way to end a crisis over a draft constitution that has split the most populous Arab nation. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi shout slogans as one holds a sign reading "yes for the constitution", outside the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on Wednesday, while inside the building his deputy proposed a way to end a crisis over a draft constitution that has split the most populous Arab nation. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi shout slogans as one holds a sign reading "yes for the constitution", outside the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on...more

Supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi shout slogans as one holds a sign reading "yes for the constitution", outside the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on Wednesday, while inside the building his deputy proposed a way to end a crisis over a draft constitution that has split the most populous Arab nation. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Muslim Brotherhood supporters of Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi fight with an anti-Morsi protester during clashes outside the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on Wednesday, while inside the building his deputy proposed a way to end a crisis over a draft constitution that has split the most populous Arab nation. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Muslim Brotherhood supporters of Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi fight with an anti-Morsi protester during clashes outside the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on...more

Muslim Brotherhood supporters of Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi fight with an anti-Morsi protester during clashes outside the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on Wednesday, while inside the building his deputy proposed a way to end a crisis over a draft constitution that has split the most populous Arab nation. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A boy sleeps during a sit-in in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 5, 2012. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called for a rally backing President Mohamed Mursi outside his palace on Wednesday and leftists planned a counter-demonstration, raising fears of clashes in a crisis over a disputed push for a new constitution. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A boy sleeps during a sit-in in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 5, 2012. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called for a rally backing President Mohamed Mursi outside his palace on Wednesday and leftists planned a counter-demonstration,...more

A boy sleeps during a sit-in in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 5, 2012. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called for a rally backing President Mohamed Mursi outside his palace on Wednesday and leftists planned a counter-demonstration, raising fears of clashes in a crisis over a disputed push for a new constitution. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A man walks in front of a mural of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 5, 2012. Egypt's vice president said on Wednesday amendments to disputed articles of the draft constitution could be agreed with the opposition ahead of a Dec. 15 referendum and put in writing, and he called for dialogue with opponents to end the crisis. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A man walks in front of a mural of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 5, 2012. Egypt's vice president said on Wednesday amendments to disputed articles of the draft constitution could be agreed with...more

A man walks in front of a mural of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 5, 2012. Egypt's vice president said on Wednesday amendments to disputed articles of the draft constitution could be agreed with the opposition ahead of a Dec. 15 referendum and put in writing, and he called for dialogue with opponents to end the crisis. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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An anti-Mursi protester holds up a sign reading: "Red card,no entry for Mursi, No to Brotherhood" in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

An anti-Mursi protester holds up a sign reading: "Red card,no entry for Mursi, No to Brotherhood" in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

An anti-Mursi protester holds up a sign reading: "Red card,no entry for Mursi, No to Brotherhood" in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A woman walks in front of a mural of depicting Muslims that reads "Power and wealth to the people", in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A woman walks in front of a mural of depicting Muslims that reads "Power and wealth to the people", in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A woman walks in front of a mural of depicting Muslims that reads "Power and wealth to the people", in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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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. 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. 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. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Anti-Mursi protesters gather near graffiti sprayed on the wall around 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, presidenty sources said. The words read, "Go awaa donkey". REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Anti-Mursi protesters gather near graffiti sprayed on the wall around 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...more

Anti-Mursi protesters gather near graffiti sprayed on the wall around 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, presidenty sources said. The words read, "Go awaa donkey". REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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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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