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Egypt opposition protests against constitution

Protesters opposing President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as they demonstrate in front of the presidential palace, where Republican Guard Force tanks have been deployed, in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Protesters opposing President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as they demonstrate in front of the presidential palace, where Republican Guard Force tanks have been deployed, in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Protesters opposing President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as they demonstrate in front of the presidential palace, where Republican Guard Force tanks have been deployed, in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Protesters opposing Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as they demonstrate in front of the presidential palace, where Republican Guard tanks have been deployed, in Cairo December 18, 2012. The placard reads: "Void". REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Protesters opposing Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as they demonstrate in front of the presidential palace, where Republican Guard tanks have been deployed, in Cairo December 18, 2012. The placard reads: "Void". REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Protesters opposing Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as they demonstrate in front of the presidential palace, where Republican Guard tanks have been deployed, in Cairo December 18, 2012. The placard reads: "Void". REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Members of Egypt's Republican Guard Force stand atop a tank as protesters opposing President Mohamed Mursi demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Members of Egypt's Republican Guard Force stand atop a tank as protesters opposing President Mohamed Mursi demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Members of Egypt's Republican Guard Force stand atop a tank as protesters opposing President Mohamed Mursi demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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A woman holds a copy of the Koran and a cross as she shouts slogans during a demonstration against Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A woman holds a copy of the Koran and a cross as she shouts slogans during a demonstration against Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A woman holds a copy of the Koran and a cross as she shouts slogans during a demonstration against Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Members of Egypt's Republican Guard and an army tank are seen behind a barbed wire barricade as they guard the presidental palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Members of Egypt's Republican Guard and an army tank are seen behind a barbed wire barricade as they guard the presidental palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Members of Egypt's Republican Guard and an army tank are seen behind a barbed wire barricade as they guard the presidental palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A protester opposing Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi points a laser towards the presidential palace during a demonstration in Cairo December 18, 2012. Opponents of Mursi staged protests in Cairo on Tuesday against an Islamist-backed draft constitution that has divided Egypt but looks set to be approved in the second half of a referendum this weekend. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A protester opposing Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi points a laser towards the presidential palace during a demonstration in Cairo December 18, 2012. Opponents of Mursi staged protests in Cairo on Tuesday against an Islamist-backed draft...more

A protester opposing Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi points a laser towards the presidential palace during a demonstration in Cairo December 18, 2012. Opponents of Mursi staged protests in Cairo on Tuesday against an Islamist-backed draft constitution that has divided Egypt but looks set to be approved in the second half of a referendum this weekend. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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Protesters opposing Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as they demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Protesters opposing Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as they demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Protesters opposing Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as they demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Protesters opposing Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as they demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. Opponents of Mursi staged protests in Cairo on Tuesday against an Islamist-backed draft constitution that has divided Egypt but looks set to be approved in the second half of a referendum this weekend. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Protesters opposing Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as they demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. Opponents of Mursi staged protests in Cairo on Tuesday against an Islamist-backed draft constitution...more

Protesters opposing Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans as they demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. Opponents of Mursi staged protests in Cairo on Tuesday against an Islamist-backed draft constitution that has divided Egypt but looks set to be approved in the second half of a referendum this weekend. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Members of Egypt's Republican Guard Force sit atop an armoured personnel carrier as protesters opposing President Mohamed Mursi demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. Opponents of Mursi staged protests in Cairo on Tuesday against an Islamist-backed draft constitution that has divided Egypt but looks set to be approved in the second half of a referendum this weekend. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)

Members of Egypt's Republican Guard Force sit atop an armoured personnel carrier as protesters opposing President Mohamed Mursi demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. Opponents of Mursi staged protests in Cairo on...more

Members of Egypt's Republican Guard Force sit atop an armoured personnel carrier as protesters opposing President Mohamed Mursi demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 18, 2012. Opponents of Mursi staged protests in Cairo on Tuesday against an Islamist-backed draft constitution that has divided Egypt but looks set to be approved in the second half of a referendum this weekend. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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