Egyptian opposition protests over new constitution

Egypt's top court was to rule whether Egypt's Islamist-dominated Senate should be dissolved as well as on the validity of a panel that wrote the country's controversial constitution
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Egyptian opposition protesters gather in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on the banks of the Nile in Cairo ahead of a court rule on the legality of an Islamist-dominated panel that drafted the country's constitution, on January 15, 2013. Egypt's top court was to rule whether Egypt's Islamist-dominated Senate should be dissolved as well as on the validity of a panel that wrote the country's controversial constitution. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian riot policemen cordon off the area of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on the banks of the Nile in Cairo ahead of a court rule on the legality of an Islamist-dominated panel that drafted the country's constitution, on January 15, 2013. Egypt's top court was to rule whether Egypt's Islamist-dominated Senate should be dissolved as well as on the validity of a panel that wrote the country's controversial constitution. Dozens staged a sit-in overnight outside the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on the banks of the Nile in Cairo, as riot police formed a cordon around the building. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian opposition protesters gather in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on the banks of the Nile in Cairo ahead of a court rule on the legality of an Islamist-dominated panel that drafted the country's constitution, on January 15, 2013. Egypt's top court was to rule whether Egypt's Islamist-dominated Senate should be dissolved as well as on the validity of a panel that wrote the country's controversial constitution. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Egyptian opposition protester holds a tire symbolizing President Mohamed Morsi's nickname 'spare tire' during a gathering in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on the banks of the Nile in Cairo in support of a court rule on the legality of an Islamist-dominated panel that drafted the country's constitution, on January 15, 2013. Egypt's top court was to rule whether Egypt's Islamist-dominated Senate should be dissolved as well as on the validity of a panel that wrote the country's controversial constitution. Morsi earned this nickname because he was Muslim Brotherhood's backup candidate behind Mahmoud Ezzat and Khairat el-Shater who was disqualified by election authority. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian opposition protesters gather in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on the banks of the Nile in Cairo ahead of a court rule on the legality of an Islamist-dominated panel that drafted the country's constitution, on January 15, 2013. Egypt's top court was to rule whether Egypt's Islamist-dominated Senate should be dissolved as well as on the validity of a panel that wrote the country's controversial constitution. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Egyptian opposition protester holds a placard in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on the banks of the Nile in Cairo in support of a court rule on the legality of an Islamist-dominated panel that drafted the country's constitution, on January 15, 2013. Egypt's top court was to rule whether Egypt's Islamist-dominated Senate should be dissolved as well as on the validity of a panel that wrote the country's controversial constitution. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Egyptian opposition protester holds a banner in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on the banks of the Nile in Cairo ahead of a court rule on the legality of an Islamist-dominated panel that drafted the country's constitution, on January 15, 2013. Egypt's top court was to rule whether Egypt's Islamist-dominated Senate should be dissolved as well as on the validity of a panel that wrote the country's controversial constitution. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian riot policemen cordon off the area of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on the banks of the Nile in Cairo ahead of a court rule on the legality of an Islamist-dominated panel that drafted the country's constitution, on January 15, 2013. Egypt's top court was to rule whether Egypt's Islamist-dominated Senate should be dissolved as well as on the validity of a panel that wrote the country's controversial constitution. Dozens staged a sit-in overnight outside the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) on the banks of the Nile in Cairo, as riot police formed a cordon around the building. (AFP/Getty Images)