Crisis in Egypt

Associated Press
An Egyptian protester runs during clashes with security forces near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. President Mohammed Morsi's edicts, which were announced on Thursday, place him above oversight of any kind, including that of the courts. The move has thrown Egypt's already troubled transition to democracy into further turmoil, sparking angry protests across the country to demand the decrees be immediately rescinded. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

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Islamists backing a new constitution for Egypt claimed victory Dec. 16 in the first leg of a referendum, but the opposition alleged polling violations and called for nationwide protests ahead of next week's elections.

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