Egyptians protest against new Morsi powers

Egyptian protesters gathered in central Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to protest against sweeping new powers for President Mohammed Morsi
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Thousands of Egyptian demonstrators march through the streets of Cairo to protest against Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's power grab, on November 23, 2012. Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi has assumed temporary sweeping powers that supporters say will cut back a turbulent and seemingly endless transition to democracy, but outraged critics say he has now become a dictator. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A demonstrator shouts political slogans against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi as thousands march through the streets of Cairo to protest against Morsi's assuming temporary sweeping powers, on November 23, 2012 in Cairo. Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi has assumed temporary sweeping powers that supporters say will cut back a turbulent and seemingly endless transition to democracy, but outraged critics say he has now become a dictator. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Protesters demonstrating against Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi run from tear gas fired by Egyptian riot police during clashes in Cairo's landmark Tahrir square on November 23, 2012. Morsi has assumed temporary sweeping powers that supporters say will cut back a turbulent and seemingly endless transition to democracy, but outraged critics say he has now become a dictator. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi waves to his supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on November 23, 2012. Thousands of ecstatic supporters of Morsi gathered outside the presidential palace to defend their leader against accusations from rival protesters that he has become a dictator. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Egyptian man walks by a burning Egyptian police truck during a demonstration against Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on November 23, 2012 in Cairo. Morsi insisted that Egypt is on the path to 'freedom and democracy' after granting himself sweeping powers, which sparked clashes between his supporters and foes and raised concerns abroad. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian opposition leader and Nobel Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei leaves at the end of a joint press conference on November 22, 2012, in Cairo. Egyptian opposition forces today denounced a declaration by President Mohamed Morsi granting him sweeping powers as a 'coup' and called for nationwide protests. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Thousands of Egyptian demonstrators march towards Cairo's landmark Tahrir square during a protest against Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's power grab, on November 23, 2012. Morsi has assumed temporary sweeping powers that supporters say will cut back a turbulent and seemingly endless transition to democracy, but outraged critics say he has now become a dictator. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Thousands of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi supporters gather outside the presidential palace in Cairo on November 23, 2012. Morsi insisted Egypt was on the path to 'freedom and democracy', as protesters held rival rallies over sweeping powers he assumed that further polarised the country's political forces. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptian National Rescue Front leaders Former Egyptian presidential candidate Hamdin Sabahi (L) and Nobel Prize laureate Mohamed el Baradei (R), talk ahead of a meeting on November 24, 2012 in Cairo. Anti-riot police fired tear gas on today to disperse protesters camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square as Western governments voiced growing concern over Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's assumption of sweeping powers. (AFP/Getty Images)
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People are seen milling around at Egyptian revolution landmark Tahrir Square in Cairo on November 24, 2012, the day after opposition-led protests were held in most of Egypt's major cities, sparking violent clashes in the canal city of Suez and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, where offices of the Islamist Freedom and Justice Party, which backed Mohamed Morsi for the presidency, were torched. (AFP/Getty Images)