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Protesters Demonstrate Against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi
An Egyptian protester picks up a live tear gas round fired by riot police during demonstrations against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi near Tahrir Square on November 28, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt.
Demonstrations have been held after a week of tension and violent protest in response to Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi having awarded himself new constitutional powers, which many believe have been pushed through by the Muslim Brotherhood without inclusive consultation with other members of Egypt’s cabinet and political leadership.
Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images

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Protesters Demonstrate Against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi

An Egyptian protester picks up a live tear gas round fired by riot police during demonstrations against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi near Tahrir Square on November 28, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt.

Demonstrations have been held after a week of tension and violent protest in response to Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi having awarded himself new constitutional powers, which many believe have been pushed through by the Muslim Brotherhood without inclusive consultation with other members of Egypt’s cabinet and political leadership.

Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images

globalpost:

From Cairo, GlobalPost’s Erin Cunningham said the protests have remained relatively calm. “No major developments around the protests tonight so far. They’re happening, and they’re big. But no clashes,” she wrote on Tuesday night.

She added: “Protestors did tear down at least part of the concrete wall the presidential Republican Guard built several days ago in defense of the palace. They broke through the security cordon this evening (as they’ve done several times), but they did not storm the palace.”

Read more: Gunmen attack Tahrir Square as Cairo braces for rival protests

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Marwa serves as her younger cousin Abdel’s de facto tutor. For youth like Marwa and Abdel, Egypt’s inadequate education system cements the stark social and economic inequalities that were at the very heart of the uprising that packed Tahrir Square. “When will it change” is the question Marwa says she asks herself everyday. Image and caption by Pulitzer Center grantee Lauren E. Bohn. Egypt, 2012. Read the full story here at Pulitzercenter.org: http://bit.ly/PAjNPc.

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Marwa serves as her younger cousin Abdel’s de facto tutor. For youth like Marwa and Abdel, Egypt’s inadequate education system cements the stark social and economic inequalities that were at the very heart of the uprising that packed Tahrir Square. “When will it change” is the question Marwa says she asks herself everyday. Image and caption by Pulitzer Center grantee Lauren E. Bohn. Egypt, 2012. Read the full story here at Pulitzercenter.org: http://bit.ly/PAjNPc.

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Photos: Tens of thousands mass in Egypt’s Tahrir Square to mark one-year anniversary of revolt
Tens of thousands massed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and other Egyptian cities on Wednesday, a year after an uprising erupted that toppled Hosni Mubarak, spurred on revolts across the region and exposed rifts in the Arab world’s most populous state.

United last year by popular anger at Mubarak and his 30-year rule, Egyptians gathering on the January 25 anniversary were in high spirits but divided between activists demanding a swift end to army rule and Islamists celebrating their dramatic change in fortunes after emerging victors in a parliamentary election.

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A boy holds an Egyptian flag during a protest marking the first anniversary of Egypt’s uprising at Tahrir square during in Cairo January 25, 2012. [REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany]
Read: Rift on show a year after Egypt’s uprising

reuters:

A boy holds an Egyptian flag during a protest marking the first anniversary of Egypt’s uprising at Tahrir square during in Cairo January 25, 2012. [REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany]

Read: Rift on show a year after Egypt’s uprising

Protesters try to climb a concrete barricade erected by Egyptian Army soldiers 	      in the street leading to the interior ministry from Tahrir Square in Cairo, 	      Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Police and protesters demanding that Egypt’s 	      ruling military council step down are observing a truce after five days of 	      deadly street battles in which dozens have died. (Manu Brabo)

Protesters try to climb a concrete barricade erected by Egyptian Army soldiers in the street leading to the interior ministry from Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Police and protesters demanding that Egypt’s ruling military council step down are observing a truce after five days of deadly street battles in which dozens have died. (Manu Brabo)

A protester watches Egyptian Army soldiers build a concrete block barricade 	      on the street between Tahrir Square and the interior ministry in Cairo, Egypt, 	      Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Police and protesters demanding that Egypt’s ruling 	      military council step down are observing a truce after five days of deadly 	      street battles in which dozens have died. (Khalil Hamra)

A protester watches Egyptian Army soldiers build a concrete block barricade on the street between Tahrir Square and the interior ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Police and protesters demanding that Egypt’s ruling military council step down are observing a truce after five days of deadly street battles in which dozens have died. (Khalil Hamra)

Protesters gather behind a barbed wire barricade, newly erected by the Egyptian 	      army, near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. International 	      criticism of Egypt’s military rulers is mounting after five days of clashes 	      between police and protesters demanding the generals relinquish power 	      immediately. (Tara Todras-Whitehill)

Protesters gather behind a barbed wire barricade, newly erected by the Egyptian army, near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. International criticism of Egypt’s military rulers is mounting after five days of clashes between police and protesters demanding the generals relinquish power immediately. (Tara Todras-Whitehill)

Protesters try to climb a concrete barricade erected by Egyptian Army soldiers 	      in the street leading to the interior ministry from Tahrir Square in Cairo, 	      Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Police and protesters demanding that Egypt’s 	      ruling military council step down are observing a truce after five days of 	      deadly street battles in which dozens have died. (Manu Brabo)

Protesters try to climb a concrete barricade erected by Egyptian Army soldiers in the street leading to the interior ministry from Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Police and protesters demanding that Egypt’s ruling military council step down are observing a truce after five days of deadly street battles in which dozens have died. (Manu Brabo)

Egyptian protesters stand behind a barbed wire barricade in Tahrir Square 	      in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Police and protesters demanding 	      that Egypt’s ruling military council step down are observing a truce after 	      five days of deadly street battles in which dozens have died. (Mohammed Abu 	      Zaid)

Egyptian protesters stand behind a barbed wire barricade in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Police and protesters demanding that Egypt’s ruling military council step down are observing a truce after five days of deadly street battles in which dozens have died. (Mohammed Abu Zaid)