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Egypt's political divide continues

Three years after a popular uprising forced out ex-general Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's army is again pushing a commander to stand for president after he ousted the first civilian head of state.

Egypt's political divide continues
An Egyptian man holds a placard showing deposed president Mohamed Morsi and fellow defendants behind bars, as police forces stand guard outside the Police Academy in Cairo where a second hearing in Morsi's murder trial is expected to open on February 1, 2014. Morsi, ousted by the army in July, is on trial for inciting the killings of opposition activists during his presidency and faces two other trials, notably on charges of breaking out of prison during the 2011 uprising against veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's political divide continues
A supporter of Egypt's military commander Abdel Fattah al-Sisi holds a poster bearing his portrait outside the Police Academy in Cairo where a second hearing in the murder trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi is expected to open on February 1, 2014. Morsi, ousted by the army in July, is on trial for inciting the killings of opposition activists during his presidency and faces two other trials, notably on charges of breaking out of prison during the 2011 uprising against veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's political divide continues
Supporters of Egypt's military commander Abdel Fattah Al Sisi carry flags and posters as they head to the Police Academy in Cairo where a second hearing in the murder trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi is expected to open on February 1, 2014. Morsi, ousted by the army in July, is on trial for inciting the killings of opposition activists during his presidency and faces two other trials, notably on charges of breaking out of prison during the 2011 uprising against veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's political divide continues
An Egyptian woman, with a poster around the neck showing Egypt's military commander Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, flashes the sign of victory outside the Police Academy in Cairo where a second hearing in the murder trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi is expected to open on February 1, 2014. Morsi, ousted by the army in July, is on trial for inciting the killings of opposition activists during his presidency and faces two other trials, notably on charges of breaking out of prison during the 2011 uprising against veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's political divide continues
An Egyptian woman shows replica IDs with a portrait of Egypt's military commander Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, outside the Police Academy in Cairo where a second hearing in the murder trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi is expected to open on February 1, 2014. Morsi, ousted by the army in July, is on trial for inciting the killings of opposition activists during his presidency and faces two other trials, notably on charges of breaking out of prison during the 2011 uprising against veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's political divide continues
Egyptian riot policemen stand guard behind barbed wire outside the Police Academy in Cairo where a second hearing in the murder trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi is expected to open on February 1, 2014. Morsi, ousted by the army in July, is on trial for inciting the killings of opposition activists during his presidency and faces two other trials, notably on charges of breaking out of prison during the 2011 uprising against veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's political divide continues
An Egyptian soldier sits on top of an army vehicle as army guards Nasr street on January 31, 2014 in downtown Cairo. Two roadside bombs exploded near a patrol car in Cairo and police fired tear gas at supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Alexandria, security officials in Egypt said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt's political divide continues
An Egyptian man walks past portraits of Egypt's military commander Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, who is to run for the presidency in the upcoming elections on January 31, 2014 on the 6th October Bridge in Cairo. Three years after a popular uprising forced out ex-general Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's army is again pushing a commander to stand for president after he ousted the first civilian head of state. (AFP/Getty Images)