Egyptian Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud addresses hundreds of supporters, judges, lawyers and media, not shown, in a downtown courthouse defying a presidential decision to remove him from his post, saying this infringes on the judiciary's independence, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, October 13, 2012. President Mohammed Morsi ordered Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud to step down to appease public anger over the acquittals of ex-regime officials accused of orchestrating violence against protesters last year. (AP Photo/Mohmmed Asad)

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Egyptian Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud addresses hundreds of supporters, judges, lawyers and media, not shown, in a downtown courthouse defying a presidential decision to remove him from his post, saying this infringes on the judiciary's independence, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, October 13, 2012. President Mohammed Morsi ordered Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud to step down to appease public anger over the acquittals of ex-regime officials accused of orchestrating violence against protesters last year. (AP Photo/Mohmmed Asad)
Egyptian Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud addresses hundreds of supporters, judges, lawyers and media, not shown, in a downtown courthouse defying a presidential decision to remove him from his post, saying this infringes on the judiciary's independence, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, October 13, 2012. President Mohammed Morsi ordered Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud to step down to appease public anger over the acquittals of ex-regime officials accused of orchestrating violence against protesters last year. (AP Photo/Mohmmed Asad)
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