Voting starts on a draft for Egypt’s new constitution that represents a key milestone in a military-backed road map put in place after President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in a popularly backed coup in July.
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A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood makes the Rabaa four-fingered gesture in front of a burning police vehicle in Cairo on Friday. The gesture has become a symbol of protest and refers to the clearing of the Rabaa al-Adawiya camp by security forces on August 14 last year that killed scores of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
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Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi block a street during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Nasr City, Cairo, on Wednesday. An Egyptian court adjourned the murder trial of Mr Morsi to February 1, citing “weather conditions” that prevented the Islamist’s transport to court from prison.
Egyptian students who support the Muslim Brotherhood shoot fireworks at riot policemen during clashes outside the University of Cairo campus in the capital Cairo.
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A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi shouts slogans as riot police and soldiers fire tear gas during clashes at Talbiya, in Giza, Egypt
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Female students of Al-Azhar University, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry as they block Moustafa Al Nahas street in front of university campus at Cairo’s Nasr City district
Egyptians gather in Cairo’s Mohammed Mahmud street to mark the two-year anniversary of anti-military protests that broke out nine months after the ousting of Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Dozens of supporters and opponents of the army gathered in Tahrir Square on Tuesday to mark the anniversary. Earlier a memorial to those killed in Egypt’s uprising was defaced by anti-military protesters.
Jordanian women from Islamic movements hold placards depicting the four-finger salute during a protest against the trial of the ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, in front of the Egyptian embassy in Amman, Jordan.
A supporter of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Monday shouts at police officers outside a police academy compound where the trial of the former president is being held in Cairo, Egypt.
A supporter of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi wears a button with a slogan in Arabic that reads “Morsi for Egyptian presidency 2012″, during a protest in Cairo on Friday.
A supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds a flare and chants slogans against the army during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday. Morsi supporters have held scattered protests across Egypt, but called off a planned rally at Tahrir Square almost a week after bloody clashes left nearly 60 dead.
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A tunnel worker ascends on a rope inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip. Hamas is struggling to meet its payroll in the Gaza Strip, where income from taxes has been badly hit since neighbouring Egypt started destroying a network of tunnels used to smuggle food, fuel and weapons into the Islamist-run enclave.
Islamist protesters confront security forces as they take part in a march against the military in Cairo, Egypt. Police fired live rounds into the air and tear gas at protesters as supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed in the capital and elsewhere after Friday prayers.
A Palestinian makes a Rabaa sign, symbolizing the crackdown in Cairo on the Rabaa Aldawyia mousque protest camp the previous month, during a protest against the Egyptian authority’s closure of the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza.
Supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold posters showing victims of a military crackdown on their protest camp during a march in old Cairo, Egypt, on Friday.
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Delegates at a meeting of Amnesty International in Berlin, Germany, hold up masks on Monday depicting ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti wearing a gas mask in protest against the ongoing violence as well as sexual violence against women in Egypt. In the latest turn of events in Egyptian militants killed 25 policemen following days of clashes that have left over 800 people dead
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An injured protester who supports ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi lies inside a mosque in Ramses Square in Cairo on Friday. Protests by supporters of ousted Islamist Mr Morsi turned violent across Egypt, with witnesses reporting four dead in central Cairo and at least 12 killed in northern cities as the Muslim Brotherhood staged a ‘day of rage’.
Egyptians mourn their relatives in the El-Iman mosque at Nasr City, Cairo. Egypt faced a new phase of uncertainty on Thursday after the bloodiest day since its Arab uprising began.
The remains of the protest camp in Nahda Square, near Cairo University in the Giza area of the city, on Thursday. Egypt faces a new phase of uncertainty after the bloodiest day since its Arab uprising began, with at least 421 people killed in Wednesday’s violence and 3,572 injured, according to the Egyptian Health Ministry. In the latest development on Thursday, Turkey has called for a UN meeting in an effort to reduce further bloodshed.
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A member of the Egyptian security forces speaks to a woman at one of two camps in Cairo set up by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, which government soldiers are clearing. This camp is the smaller of the two and is near the Cairo University campus in Giza. Egyptian security forces, backed by armoured cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear the sites, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both camps.