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An Egyptian policeman stands in the midd...An Egyptian policeman stands in the middle of al-Haram street in Cairo on August 14, 2014, during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters following a rally marking the first anniversary of a brutal Cairo crackdown. On August 14, 2013, after then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had removed Egypt's first freely elected president Mohamed Morsi, the security forces cracked down on thousands of Morsi supporters at protest camps in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares, leaving more than 700 people dead according to official estimates.

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A policeman stands in al-Haram street in Cairo, Egypt, during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters following a rally marking the first anniversary of a Cairo crackdown

A Muslim man reads the Koran during the holy month of Ramadan inside Al-Refaie mosque in the old Islamic area of Cairo July 16, 2014.

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A Muslim man reads the Koran during the holy month of Ramadan inside Al-Refaie mosque in the old Islamic area of Cairo

An Egyptian riot policeman secures a street in front of burning tyres thrown by supporters of Muslim Brotherhood movement during their rally to mark the first anniversary of the military ouster of president Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2014 in Cairo's Ain Shams district. Egyptian police swiftly quashed Islamist protests firing tear gas and arresting dozens of demonstrators, as the protests are seen as a test of the Islamists' strength, with the Muslim Brotherhood-led Anti Coup Alliance having issued an aggressive rallying cry demanding a "day of anger" to mark Morsi's overthrow.

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An Egyptian riot policeman secures a street in front of burning tyres thrown by supporters of Muslim Brotherhood movement during their rally to mark the first anniversary of the military ousting of president Mohamed Morsi on Thursday in Cairo’s Ain Shams district

BBC staff and colleagues from other news organisations take part in a one-minute silent protest outside New Broadcasting House against the seven-year jail terms given to three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt  on June 24, 2014 in London, England.  A court in Cairo found al-Jazeera's Cairo bureau chief, Mohamed Fahmy, who is Canadian-Egyptian, Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed and Australian correspondent Peter Greste guilty of spreading false news.

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BBC staff and colleagues from other news organisations take part in a one-minute silent protest outside New Broadcasting House in London against the seven-year jail terms given to three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt on Tuesday

Al-Jazeera news channel's Australian journalist Peter Greste (L) and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (C) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed , listen to the verdict inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood on June 23, 2014 at the police institute near Cairo's Tora prison. The Egyptian court sentenced the three Al-Jazeera journalists to jail terms ranging from seven to 10 years after accusing them of aiding the blacklisted Brotherhood.  Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, the authorities have been incensed by the Qatari network's coverage of their deadly crackdown on his supporters.

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Al-Jazeera news channel’s Australian journalist Peter Greste and his colleagues, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, listen to the verdict inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood on Monday at the police institute near Cairo’s Tora prison

A Palestinian girl sits as she waits to be given the permission to cross into Egypt at the Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on April 29, 2014. The Gaza Strip's land border with Egypt reopened after a 29-day closure, but only for two days and then just for special cases, the Palestinian territory's Islamist rulers Hamas said.

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People wait to be permitted to cross into Egypt at the Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday. The Gaza Strip’s border with Egypt reopened after a 29-day closure, but only for two days

Egypt sentences to death 683, including Muslim Brotherhood leader

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Relatives react outside a court during the trial of supporters of toppled president Mohamed Morsi, in Minya, Egypt, on Monday. The court sentenced to death 683 Morsi supporters, including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie, a lawyer said. 

Egyptian students, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi,  flash the four finger symbol known as "Rabaa", meaning four in Arabic, which is associated with those killed in the crackdown on the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp in Cairo last year, as they demonstrate outside Cairo University, on April 9, 2014. An Egyptian appeals court rejected a request that new judges be appointed for two trials involving ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, judicial officials said.

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Egyptian students, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, flash the four finger symbol known as “Rabaa”, meaning four in Arabic, which is associated with those killed in the crackdown on the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp in Cairo last year, as they demonstrate outside Cairo University

An Egyptian policeman reacts as he walks through the site of a car bomb explosion that struck the Cairo police headquarters today

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An Egyptian policeman walks through the site of a car bomb explosion that struck the Cairo police headquarters on Friday. 

Family members run away from tear gas during clashes between Egypt's security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Morsi supporters held sporadic protests against this week's constitutional referendum as authorities said there was a deadly clash.

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Family members run away from tear gas during clashes between Egypt’s security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt