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Cairo's uprising: Protests & clashes

Associated Press
In this Saturday Feb. 2, 2013 photo, demonstrators hold candles in memory of protester Mohammed Qorany, at the spot where he died in clashes, near the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. Protesters and rights groups have accused police of using excessive force this past week during a wave of mass demonstrations in cities around the country called by opposition politicians, trying to wrest concessions from Morsi. (AP/Virginie Nguyen Hoang)

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Spurred by disillusionment with the slow pace of democratic reforms, the  economic crisis and opposition to the increasingly autocratic governance of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, unrest in Cairo and other Egyptian cities raged two years after the Jan. 25, 2011 uprising, which toppled the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak.

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