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Egyptians protest against IMF visit

The government has been walking a tight rope, as the reforms required by the international lender are likely to spark social tensions

Egyptians protest against IMF visit
Egyptian protesters hold bread along with a flyer reading in Arabic 'Danger, no to loans that lead to poverty' during a rally in downtown Cairo against the visit of a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on April 3, 2013. An IMF delegation is in Cairo for talks on a financing programme needed to lift Egypt's economy out of crisis. The government has been walking a tight rope, as the reforms required by the international lender are likely to spark social tensions. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptians protest against IMF visit
An Egyptian protester holds bread as fellow demonstrators shout slogans during a rally in downtown Cairo against the visit of a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on April 3, 2013. An IMF delegation is in Cairo for talks on a financing programme needed to lift Egypt's economy out of crisis. The government has been walking a tight rope, as the reforms required by the international lender are likely to spark social tensions. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptians protest against IMF visit
An Egyptian protester holds bread along with a flyer reading in Arabic 'Danger, no to loans that lead to poverty' during a rally in downtown Cairo against the visit of a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on April 3, 2013. An IMF delegation is in Cairo for talks on a financing programme needed to lift Egypt's economy out of crisis. The government has been walking a tight rope, as the reforms required by the international lender are likely to spark social tensions. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptians protest against IMF visit
An Egyptian protester holds a picture of late president Gamal Abdel Nasser along with a flyer reading in Arabic 'Danger, no to loans that lead to poverty' during a rally in downtown Cairo against the visit of a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on April 3, 2013. An IMF delegation is in Cairo for talks on a financing programme needed to lift Egypt's economy out of crisis. The government has been walking a tight rope, as the reforms required by the international lender are likely to spark social tensions. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptians protest against IMF visit
Egyptian protesters walk past a homeless man sleeping on a sidewalk during a rally in downtown Cairo against the visit of a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on April 3, 2013. An IMF delegation is in Cairo for talks on a financing programme needed to lift Egypt's economy out of crisis. The government has been walking a tight rope, as the reforms required by the international lender are likely to spark social tensions. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptians protest against IMF visit
An Egyptian protester holds a flyer reading in Arabic 'Danger, no to loans that lead to poverty' during a rally in downtown Cairo against the visit of a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on April 3, 2013. An IMF delegation is in Cairo for talks on a financing programme needed to lift Egypt's economy out of crisis. The government has been walking a tight rope, as the reforms required by the international lender are likely to spark social tensions. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptians protest against IMF visit
An Egyptian woman walks past a homeless man sleeping on a sidewalk during a rally in downtown Cairo against the visit of a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on April 3, 2013. An IMF delegation is in Cairo for talks on a financing programme needed to lift Egypt's economy out of crisis. The government has been walking a tight rope, as the reforms required by the international lender are likely to spark social tensions. (AFP/Getty Images)