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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, 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

Members of the Egyptian security forces stand guard outside a polling station near The Saladin Citadel (background) on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo during the second day of voting on a new constitution on January 15, 2014. Egyptians resumed voting in the constitutional referendum, with turnout expected to hold the key to a likely presidential bid by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after clashes killed nine the previous day.

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Members of the Egyptian security forces stand guard outside a polling station near the Saladin Citadel on Mokattam hill near the centre of Cairo during the second day of voting on a new constitution on Wednesday.

An Egyptian ululates in front of a polling station after casting her vote in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Egyptians have started voting on a draft for their country's new constitution that represents a key milestone in a military-backed roadmap put in place after President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in a popularly backed coup last July. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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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. 

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood makes the Rabaa four-fingered gesture in front of a burning police vehicle in Cairo January 10, 2014. The four-fingered "Rabaa" sign is in reference to the police clearing of the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp on August 14 last year that killed hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi who were camped out in Cairo.

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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.

Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi block a street during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Nasr City, Cairo on January 8, 2014. An Egyptian court adjourned the murder trial of deposed president  Morsi to February 1, citing "weather conditions" that prevented the Islamist's transport to court from prison.

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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 (background) shoot fireworks at riot policemen (foreground) during clashes outside the University of Cairo campus in the capital

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Egyptian students who support the Muslim Brotherhood shoot fireworks at riot policemen during clashes outside the University of Cairo campus in the capital Cairo.

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shouts slogans in front of tear gas fired by riot police and army, during clashes at El-Talbyia near Giza square, south of Cairo, November 29, 2013. Mursi's supporters have staged frequent protests across Egypt, many of them after Friday prayers, since the army deposed him on July 3 in response to mass protests against his rule, and arrested most of the top leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood.

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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

Female students of Al-Azhar University shout slogans against the military and interior ministry while gesturing with four fingers after last night's clashes as they block Moustafa Al Nahas street in front of Al-Azhar University Campus...Female students of Al-Azhar University, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry while gesturing with four fingers after last night's clashes as they block Moustafa Al Nahas street in front of Al-Azhar University Campus at Cairo's Nasr City district, November 21, 2013. A student was shot dead in clashes late Wednesday between supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and security forces at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, state newspaper al-Ahram reported on Thursday. The "Rabaa" or "four" gesture is in reference to the police clearing of the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp on August 14.

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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 shout slogans as they gather in Mohammed Mahmud street to mark the anniversary of anti-military protests on November 19, 2013 in Cairo. Dozens of supporters and opponents of the army gathered in Tahrir to mark the anniversary of anti-military protests, amid mounting anger over a memorial to those killed in Egypt's uprising.

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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 Egyptian embassy in Amman, Jordan.

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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 Mohammed Morsi shouts to a police officer outside of a police academy compound were the trial of ousted President Mohammed Morsi is held in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 4 2013. After four months in secret detention, Egypt's deposed Islamist president defiantly rejected a court's authority to try him Monday, saying he was the country's "legitimate" leader and those that overthrew him should face charges instead. The trial was then adjourned until Jan. 8 after several interruptions.

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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 showing Morsi and a slogan in Arabic that reads, "Morsi for Egyptian presidency 2012," during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Some 20,000 police officers and soldiers will guard the upcoming trial of Egypt's toppled president on Nov. 4, as Islamist opponents plan massive protests that may spark more turmoil in the country.

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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, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi are holding scattered protests across Egypt, calling off a planned rally at Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square almost a week after bloody clashes left nearly 60 dead. Thousands of Morsi supporters took to the streets Friday in several cities, commemorating 100 days since Egypt's first democratically elected president was ousted by the military following mass protests calling for his resignation.

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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.

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. Picture taken October 8, 2013.

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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.

slamist protesters confront Egyptian se...Islamist protesters confront Egyptian security forces as they take part in a march against the military in the capital Cairo on October 4, 2013. Egyptian police fired live rounds into the air and tear gas at Islamist protesters in Cairo as supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi clashed in the capital and elsewhere after Friday prayers. AFP PHOTO / KHALED KAMELKHALED KAMEL/AFP/Getty Images

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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.

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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, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Arabic reads, "no for treachery", "no for military coup" and  "martyrs of republican guard massacre ." Egyptian security and military forces deployed Friday around Cairo, closing off traffic in some major thoroughfares and in the city center ahead of protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The rallies are a test of whether Morsi's supporters can keep up their pressure despite an intensive security crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, from which he hails.

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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. 

Delegates at a meeting of Amnesty International hold up masks depicting ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti wearing a gas mask in protest against the ongoing violence as well as sexual violence against women in Egypt on August 19, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. In the latest turn of events in Egypt militants killed 25 policemen following days of clashes that have left over 800 people dead.

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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

An injured protesters who supports ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi lies inside a  mosque in Ramses Square in Cairo...ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH  An injured protesters who supports ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi lies inside a mosque in Ramses Square in Cairo, August 16, 2013. Protests by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi turned violent across Egypt on Friday, 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". REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT

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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 over the bodies of their relatives in the El-Iman mosque at Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. Egypt faced a new phase of uncertainty on Thursday after the bloodiest day since its Arab Spring began, with hundreds of people reported killed and thousands injured as police smashed two protest camps of supporters of the deposed Islamist president. Wednesday's raids touched off day-long street violence that prompted the military-backed interim leaders to impose a state of emergency and curfew, and drew widespread condemnation from the Muslim world and the West, including the United States

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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.